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10 Brunch Cocktails to Get Your Weekend Going

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What makes a cocktail a brunch cocktail? Does it have to contain a bracing splash of grapefruit juice, an absurd amount of pickled garnishes, or perhaps come with a cup of coffee (or cold brew?) Or does it just have to be drunk between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.?

I'll argue that any cocktail can be classified as a brunch cocktail if you say it is. And never has a brunch cocktail been more necessary than on the first weekend back after the holidays, when reality has set in, and you need a leisurely Sunday meal—and a boozy afternoon libation—more than ever before. Yes, January is the time of cleansing and resetting—but that can wait until next Monday, right? Here are 10 drinks to help you start the weekend off right, with a bit of a buzz.

Greyhound
Greyhound
Sunrise Over The Fjord

Sunrise Over The Fjord by fiveandspice

Honeyed Peach Melba Bellinis

Honeyed Peach Melba Bellinis by Sandy Smith

How to Make a Better Beermosa
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How to Make a Better Beermosa
Cold Brew Negroni
Cold Brew Negroni
The Dead Rabbit's Irish Coffee
The Dead Rabbit's Irish Coffee
Rick's Picks Bloody Mary Mix

Rick's Picks Bloody Mary Mix by Rick Field

A Very Good Bloody Mary

A Very Good Bloody Mary by Ali Slagle

Michelada (a.k.a. Bloody Beer)
Michelada (a.k.a. Bloody Beer)

What are your favorite boozy brunch sips? Or do you prefer to skip the alcohol before 5 p.m.? Tell us in the comments!

Automagic Spring Menu Maker!
Automagic Spring Menu Maker!

Tags: Cocktail, Alcohol, Brunch, Winter