Brunch with the girls is a New Yorker’s M.O. There’s no better way to catch up with your girlfriends and recover from a late night than with breakfast and cocktails on a Saturday morning. Frequenting Manhattan’s restaurants can be expensive, so as an affordable alternative my squad is all about the potluck brunch. The key to a solid potluck is easy-to-transport food and pre-mixed beverages. It’s very difficult to juggle everything on the subway!
This refreshing sparkling beverage comes in “Ruby Red Citrus” and my personal favorite “Pineapple Mandarin Orange.” The latter is like a combination of a bellini and a mimosa- the perfect brunch cocktail in my opinion! Palm Breeze spritzes come in a six or twelve pack just like your favorite beer, so it’s easy to take to any party.
As for a food pairing, we need something equally as portable that compliments the flavor of these light and refreshing drinks. A breakfast sandwich featuring creamy avocado and salty bacon fits the bill! Check out the recipe below:
The B.E.A.T. (bacon, egg, avocado, tomato) Croissant
What You’ll Need:
(makes one sandwich)
1 slice of cooked bacon
1/4 avocado, mashed with salt
2 slices of grilled tomato
2 scrambled eggs
- 1-2 tbsp non-fat half and half (or heavy cream, if you’re up for it!)
1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tbsp chopped scallions or chives
salt and pepper to taste
1 pad of butter (1 tbsp)
Mash 1/4 of a ripe avocado with a sprinkle of sea salt. Halve the croissant and spread the avocado on the top half. Set aside.
Whisk eggs with a splash of non-fat half and half in a mixing bowl. Fold in 1 tablespoon of freshly grated parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste. On medium to medium-low heat, gently scramble the eggs in a non-stick skillet with a pad of butter.
Meanwhile, cook the bacon and set aside on a paper towel to catch the drippings. Cut a tomato into two thin slices and grill in a cast-iron skillet on medium heat. Set aside.
Layer bacon, tomato, and egg onto the croissant and top with a sprinkle of fresh scallions or chives. Serve immediately or wrap in tin foil and toast in the oven on low to keep warm until ready to eat.
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