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Where to Drink Better Brunch Cocktails

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Ah, brunch! It's by far the most important meal of the week, and it can only be made better by the addition of a good, strong drink (or two). Whether its hair of the dog or liquid courage for a long day ahead, a cocktail can make or break the breakfast experience. Here are twelve of the best atypical breakfast-appropriate selections— that means no bloody Marys or mimosas— from around the city.

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1. Empire State South

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999 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA
(404) 541-1105
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Empire State South's Dust in the Sun is served all day long but happens to be the perfect brunch cocktail. It's made of reposado tequila, Cardamaro, Galliano, espresso liqueur, and vanilla bean tincture.

2. The Pinewood Tippling Room

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254 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 373-5507
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The B&B Milk Punch at the Pinewood Tippling Room has bourbon whiskey, brandy, whole milk, sugar, vanilla, and nutmeg. There's also a tea punch with tea-infused vodka, orange juice, mint, sugar, and bitters, as well as a passionfruit Bellini and a champagne cocktail with peach, ginger, and rosemary shrub on the menu.

3. H. Harper Station

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904 Memorial Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30316
(678) 732-0415
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H. Harper Station's Ruby Slipper (vodka, grapefruit, rosemary syrup, soda water), Daisy Buchanan (bourbon, Yellow Chartreuse, lemon, grenadine, egg white), and Br'er Rabbit (rye, raspberry syrup, sweet vermouth, lemon, egg white) are served through the night but complement the brunch menu perfectly.

4. Livingston Restaurant+Bar

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659 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 897-5000
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The Country Time at Livingston has cucumber, mint, celery, lemonade, Pimm's, and ginger beer. It was created by bartender Nate Shuman, who also invented the now off-menu but still brunch-appropriate When I Was Eight at Proof & Provision, which is garnished with Fruit Loops.

5. Del Frisco's Grille

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3376 Peachtree Road
Atlanta (Buckhead), GA 30326
(404) 537-2828
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The Morning After at Del Frisco's Grille has coconut vodka, coconut water, lemon sour, and sprite, making it the perfect hangover cure.

6. Cibo E Beve

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4969 Roswell Rd., Suite 245
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 250-8988
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Prosecco, peach shrub, and red tea-infused vermouth make up the brunch punch at Cibo e Beve. Peach bourbon will be added upon request for that extra kick.

7. West Egg Cafe

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1100 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 872-3973
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The Seersucker at West Egg has gin, housemade lemonade, and basil. Get spiked coffee or a boozy milkshake if you're looking for something a little bit richer.

8. Watershed On Peachtree

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1820 Peachtree Rd, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 809-3561
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The Violet Beauregard at Watershed on Peachtree has rye whiskey, blueberry-lavender syrup, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and Fever-Tree bitter lemon.

9. Wrecking Bar Brewpub

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292 Moreland Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 221-2600
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The beermosa at Wrecking Bar Brewpub has fresh-squeezed orange juice and witbier. The restaurant also serves the Radler, a lemonade and Kölsch drink.

10. Leon's Full Service

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131 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 687-0500
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Leon's has a beermosa on its brunch menu. The cocktail consists of orange, grapefruit, and SweetWater IPA. Bar manager Miles Macquarrie's summery cucumber drinks pair well with breakfast as well.

11. Food 101

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4969 Roswell Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 497-9700
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The poinsettia, a popular brunch cocktail at Food 101 mixes pomegranate juice and champagne as a play on the mimosa.

12. STG Trattoria

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102 West Paces Ferry
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 844-2879
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STG Trattoria's Long Reviver has Beefeater Gin, Cocchi Americano, Suze, celery, and Herbsaint. Try the Sicilian Dog with gin and grapefruit and the tequila- and orange-based El Palido too.

1. Empire State South

999 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
Empire State South's Dust in the Sun is served all day long but happens to be the perfect brunch cocktail. It's made of reposado tequila, Cardamaro, Galliano, espresso liqueur, and vanilla bean tincture.
999 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA

2. The Pinewood Tippling Room

254 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
The B&B Milk Punch at the Pinewood Tippling Room has bourbon whiskey, brandy, whole milk, sugar, vanilla, and nutmeg. There's also a tea punch with tea-infused vodka, orange juice, mint, sugar, and bitters, as well as a passionfruit Bellini and a champagne cocktail with peach, ginger, and rosemary shrub on the menu.
254 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

3. H. Harper Station

904 Memorial Dr., Atlanta, GA 30316
H. Harper Station's Ruby Slipper (vodka, grapefruit, rosemary syrup, soda water), Daisy Buchanan (bourbon, Yellow Chartreuse, lemon, grenadine, egg white), and Br'er Rabbit (rye, raspberry syrup, sweet vermouth, lemon, egg white) are served through the night but complement the brunch menu perfectly.
904 Memorial Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30316

4. Livingston Restaurant+Bar

659 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
The Country Time at Livingston has cucumber, mint, celery, lemonade, Pimm's, and ginger beer. It was created by bartender Nate Shuman, who also invented the now off-menu but still brunch-appropriate When I Was Eight at Proof & Provision, which is garnished with Fruit Loops.
659 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

5. Del Frisco's Grille

3376 Peachtree Road, Atlanta (Buckhead), GA 30326
The Morning After at Del Frisco's Grille has coconut vodka, coconut water, lemon sour, and sprite, making it the perfect hangover cure.
3376 Peachtree Road
Atlanta (Buckhead), GA 30326

6. Cibo E Beve

4969 Roswell Rd., Suite 245, Atlanta, GA 30342
Prosecco, peach shrub, and red tea-infused vermouth make up the brunch punch at Cibo e Beve. Peach bourbon will be added upon request for that extra kick.
4969 Roswell Rd., Suite 245
Atlanta, GA 30342

7. West Egg Cafe

1100 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
The Seersucker at West Egg has gin, housemade lemonade, and basil. Get spiked coffee or a boozy milkshake if you're looking for something a little bit richer.
1100 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

8. Watershed On Peachtree

1820 Peachtree Rd, NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
The Violet Beauregard at Watershed on Peachtree has rye whiskey, blueberry-lavender syrup, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and Fever-Tree bitter lemon.
1820 Peachtree Rd, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

9. Wrecking Bar Brewpub

292 Moreland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307
The beermosa at Wrecking Bar Brewpub has fresh-squeezed orange juice and witbier. The restaurant also serves the Radler, a lemonade and Kölsch drink.
292 Moreland Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30307

10. Leon's Full Service

131 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030
Leon's has a beermosa on its brunch menu. The cocktail consists of orange, grapefruit, and SweetWater IPA. Bar manager Miles Macquarrie's summery cucumber drinks pair well with breakfast as well.
131 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030

11. Food 101

4969 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
The poinsettia, a popular brunch cocktail at Food 101 mixes pomegranate juice and champagne as a play on the mimosa.
4969 Roswell Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

12. STG Trattoria

102 West Paces Ferry, Atlanta, GA 30305
STG Trattoria's Long Reviver has Beefeater Gin, Cocchi Americano, Suze, celery, and Herbsaint. Try the Sicilian Dog with gin and grapefruit and the tequila- and orange-based El Palido too.
102 West Paces Ferry
Atlanta, GA 30305

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