Mother’s Day is almost here and that means it is time to pull out all the stops to show Mom how awesome she is. And since Spring is here, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the weather and host the ultimate outdoor brunch for Mom. So what to make?
Grilled French toast, sausage and copious amounts of cocktails of course! Here’s my recipe for outdoor brunch success including grilled French toast, paired with grilled cocktails.
Grilled Coconut Rum French Toast
- One loaf Challah or Brioche, sliced into 1/2” pieces
- 4 eggs
- 2 tbsp milk
- 2 tbsp coconut rum
- Dash Cinnamon
- Fresh strawberries (optional), chopped up with a bit of powdered sugar
- Maple syrup
- Breakfast sausage patties or links
Combine eggs, mik, coconut rum and cinnamon. Next, preheat your grill for medium direct heat (about 350 degrees). Coat the grill grates well with canola oil so the bread does not stick.
While the grill is heating up, soak your bread pieces in the egg mixture. Once the grill is heated, grill the bread until nice char marks form, about 4 minutes each side.
Meanwhile, you can grill up breakfast sausage patties or links to go with the French toast. Grill the sausage links while grilling the French toast.
Serve the French toast with diced strawberries (or fruit of your preference) and whipped cream (optional) and sausage.
Grilled Cocktails: Grilled Vodka Lemonade and a Grilled Peach Bellini
In the video below I give step by step instructions on how to make grilled peach bellinis and grilled vodka lemonade. Michelle Lara, newest GrillGrrrl contributor, has created a collection of Mother’s Day cocktail recipes for you to try as well including a cafe con leche granita, mango bellini and orange cranberry cosmos. Mother’s Day is going to be REALLY fun this year!