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The Best Brunch Cocktails

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List RulesOnly alcoholic drinks you would normally drink with brunch

The best brunch cocktails are refreshing, boozy, and the perfect mid-morning treat. Like their namesake meal, brunch and mimosa drinks are a hot trend on the dining scene, and they seem to be here to stay. From classic mimosa cocktails to lesser known brunch drinks like the Ramos gin fizz, bartenders are shaking, stirring, and blending up morning drinks that add buzz to your brunch. Some of these drinks are newer creations, while others have been around for decades. The ingredients in each beverage may vary from restaurant to restaurant, but all of them are designed to start your weekend off on a decadent note. Let's be real: if you're indulging in breakfast cocktails, you're probably going to have a pretty fun day.
 
What's your favorite alcoholic breakfast drink? Maybe you prefer your Bloody Marys extra spicy. Or perhaps your ideal breakfast cocktail is a piping hot Irish coffee piled high with whipped cream. And if you're a fan of the champagne breakfast, ideas like the bellini have seriously upped your weekend game. Whatever you consider the perfect brunch cocktail, chances are you've tried at least a few of these tasty combinations.
 
This list is made to crown the best brunch cocktail. Vote up the breakfast drinks that pair best with eggs, bacon, and a slight headache, and vote down the ones that wouldn't make it to your table.
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    Mimosas combine champagne with orange juice. 
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    This spicy, savory cocktail features vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, horseradish, salt and pepper.
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    Classic Sangria combines wine, brandy, orange juice, and club soda with fresh fruit.
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    Combine vodka, cranberry juice, and grapefruit juice to make the Sea Breeze.
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    The quick-to-mix Greyhound combines vodka and fresh grapefruit juice. Make it a Salty Dog by adding salt to the rim.
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    The Screwdriver blends vodka with orange juice.
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    To make your coffee Irish, spike it with whiskey and top it with cream.
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    Similar to a Bloody Mary, the Michelada blends beer, Clamato, lime juice, tomato juice, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce.
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    The Peruvian brandy is mixed with lime juice, simple syrup, egg white, and bitters to make a Pisco Sour.
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    A sweet Italian cocktail, the Bellini blends prosecco with peach nectar.
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    This classic "hair of the dog" cocktail features cognac, apple brandy, and sweet vermouth.
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    A Beermosa is a blend of beer and orange juice.
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    The Fuzzy Navel is a sweet blend of peach schnapps and orange juice.
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    A classic combination of Pimm's and lemon soda.
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    The Paloma is a surprisingly morning-friendly mix of tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and club soda.
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    The Ramos Gin Fizz combines gin, simple syrup, lemon and juice, heavy cream, egg white, orange flower water, and club soda.
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    A blend of Aperol, prosecco, and club soda makes this refreshing spritz.