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10 Best Brunch Cocktails to Try Right Now

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Regular bloody marys and bottomless mimosas are boring and the Twin Cities knows how to do better. Boozing before noon is totally acceptable when your drink contains coffee, is made with maple syrup, or includes an egg. So, to help ease Cocktail Week into Cocktail Weekend, we present our list of 10 Best Brunch Cocktails to Try Right Now in Mpls/St. Paul.

Did we miss your favorite early afternoon inebriant ? Let us know in the comments.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Eat Street Social

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Eat Street Social's take on a Salty Dog is called a Disgruntled Hound. The brunchy cocktail is made with Hophead Vodka, fresh grapefruit juice, Cynar, simple syrup, and citrus salt. Woof. ($8) Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Eat Street Buddha Kitchen & Lounge

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Sure, everyone and their mom has had a mimosa with brunch before but what about a Bromosa? It's house marmalade rye, citrus, and Sapporo beer. ($6) Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Icehouse

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The Bloody Homer from Icehouse has gained national attention as one over-the-top bloody mary. It's a bacon bloody mary garnished with a candied strip of bacon and a “bacon-bedazzled” mini-doughnut, served in a Duff Beer glass. Duff Man says, "Oh yeah!" ($11) Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Nightingale

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If you hit up brunch at Nightingale, try sipping on Gin & Juice. Hendrick's Gin, Campari, grapefruit juice, and soda water. Laid back. ($8) Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Union Restaurant & Rooftop

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Can't decide between a cocktail and coffee? Union's Spiked Latte combines the two. Cold brew coffee, caramel, vanilla vodka, and soft cream garnished wtih a Rolo. ($8) Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HauteDish

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Haute Dish's Breakfast of Champions doesn't mess around: whiskey, coffee, and cigarettes ($10). Tip: if you choose to get a bloody, always ALWAYS get the chef's skewer. You're welcome. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Bachelor Farmer

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When brunching at The Bachelor Farmer, check out the "day drink" offerings from Marvel Bar. The Breakfast Whiskey makes drinking whiskey before noon downright classy. Bourbon, smoked maple syrup, and bitters. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Meritage, a Brasserie

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A Pink Poodle is a lovely and refreshing brunch drink no matter who you are or how much ya bench. Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and rosé bubbles. Just do it. ($7.50) Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. Paul Grill

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The St. Paul Winter Carnival has been immortalized in a brunch drink at St. Paul Grill. Bailey’s Irish Cream, Tia Maria, hot cocoa, and coffee topped with whipped cream. ($7.50) Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Strip Club

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Just as The Strip Club is not actually a strip club, their Bacon and Eggs is not actually bacon and eggs. It is bacon bourbon, Luxardo Amaro Abano, Cherry Heering, and hickory smoked maple syrup with a whole egg, shaken dry, then with ice. For real. ($10) Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Eat Street Social

Eat Street Social's take on a Salty Dog is called a Disgruntled Hound. The brunchy cocktail is made with Hophead Vodka, fresh grapefruit juice, Cynar, simple syrup, and citrus salt. Woof. ($8) Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Eat Street Buddha Kitchen & Lounge

Sure, everyone and their mom has had a mimosa with brunch before but what about a Bromosa? It's house marmalade rye, citrus, and Sapporo beer. ($6) Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Icehouse

The Bloody Homer from Icehouse has gained national attention as one over-the-top bloody mary. It's a bacon bloody mary garnished with a candied strip of bacon and a “bacon-bedazzled” mini-doughnut, served in a Duff Beer glass. Duff Man says, "Oh yeah!" ($11) Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Nightingale

If you hit up brunch at Nightingale, try sipping on Gin & Juice. Hendrick's Gin, Campari, grapefruit juice, and soda water. Laid back. ($8) Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Union Restaurant & Rooftop

Can't decide between a cocktail and coffee? Union's Spiked Latte combines the two. Cold brew coffee, caramel, vanilla vodka, and soft cream garnished wtih a Rolo. ($8) Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HauteDish

Haute Dish's Breakfast of Champions doesn't mess around: whiskey, coffee, and cigarettes ($10). Tip: if you choose to get a bloody, always ALWAYS get the chef's skewer. You're welcome. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Bachelor Farmer

When brunching at The Bachelor Farmer, check out the "day drink" offerings from Marvel Bar. The Breakfast Whiskey makes drinking whiskey before noon downright classy. Bourbon, smoked maple syrup, and bitters. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Meritage, a Brasserie

A Pink Poodle is a lovely and refreshing brunch drink no matter who you are or how much ya bench. Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and rosé bubbles. Just do it. ($7.50) Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. Paul Grill

The St. Paul Winter Carnival has been immortalized in a brunch drink at St. Paul Grill. Bailey’s Irish Cream, Tia Maria, hot cocoa, and coffee topped with whipped cream. ($7.50) Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Strip Club

Just as The Strip Club is not actually a strip club, their Bacon and Eggs is not actually bacon and eggs. It is bacon bourbon, Luxardo Amaro Abano, Cherry Heering, and hickory smoked maple syrup with a whole egg, shaken dry, then with ice. For real. ($10) Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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