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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.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Eat Street Social

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2600 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 767-6850
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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.

2. Eat Street Buddha Kitchen & Lounge

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2550 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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.

3. Icehouse

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2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 276-6523
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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.

4. Nightingale

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2551 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 354-7060
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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.

5. Union Restaurant & Rooftop

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731 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 455-6690
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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.

6. HauteDish

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119 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 338-8484
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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.

7. The Bachelor Farmer

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50 2nd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 206-3920
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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.

8. Meritage, a Brasserie

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410 Saint Peter St
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 222-5670
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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.

9. St. Paul Grill

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350 Market St
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 224-7455
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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.

10. The Strip Club

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378 Maria Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55106
(651) 793-6247
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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.

1. Eat Street Social

2600 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
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.
2600 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

2. Eat Street Buddha Kitchen & Lounge

2550 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
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.
2550 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

3. Icehouse

2528 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
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.
2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

4. Nightingale

2551 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405
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.
2551 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405

5. Union Restaurant & Rooftop

731 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
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.
731 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

6. HauteDish

119 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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.
119 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

7. The Bachelor Farmer

50 2nd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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.
50 2nd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

8. Meritage, a Brasserie

410 Saint Peter St, Saint Paul, MN 55102
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.
410 Saint Peter St
Saint Paul, MN 55102

9. St. Paul Grill

350 Market St, St. Paul, MN 55102
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.
350 Market St
St. Paul, MN 55102

10. The Strip Club

378 Maria Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106
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.
378 Maria Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55106

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