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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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Empire State South

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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.

The Pinewood Tippling Room

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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.

H. Harper Station

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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.

Livingston Restaurant+Bar

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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.

Del Frisco's Grille

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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.

Cibo E Beve

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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.

West Egg Cafe

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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.

Watershed On Peachtree

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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.

Wrecking Bar Brewpub

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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.

Leon's Full Service

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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.

Food 101

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The poinsettia, a popular brunch cocktail at Food 101 mixes pomegranate juice and champagne as a play on the mimosa.

STG Trattoria

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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.

Empire State South

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.

The Pinewood Tippling Room

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.

H. Harper Station

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.

Livingston Restaurant+Bar

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.

Del Frisco's Grille

The Morning After at Del Frisco's Grille has coconut vodka, coconut water, lemon sour, and sprite, making it the perfect hangover cure.

Cibo E Beve

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.

West Egg Cafe

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.

Watershed On Peachtree

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

Wrecking Bar Brewpub

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

Leon's Full Service

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.

Food 101

The poinsettia, a popular brunch cocktail at Food 101 mixes pomegranate juice and champagne as a play on the mimosa.

STG Trattoria

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.

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