NYC’s Best Boozy Brunch Cocktails

July 22, 2016 5:50 AM

(Credit: VANDAL)

(Credit: VANDAL)

New Yorkers are always on the go, but there is one time that they can kick back, relax and enjoy themselves. Brunch is undoubtedly a New York tradition and whether people are ordering pancakes or eggs benedict nothing compliments an early morning meal than a cocktail. Instead of the usual Bloody Mary or Mimosa, people can head to these restaurants for some unique boozy brunch drinks. By John Friia

Bagatelle

(Credit: Bagatelle)

(Credit: Bagatelle)

1 Little West 12th Street
New York, NY 10014
www.bagatellenyc.com

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Nestled in the heart of the Meatpacking District, Bagatelle has become famous for their vibrant and over-the top-brunch parties. Let the bubbles flow with their signature “Rich & Famous” brunch cocktail. Made with Belvedere Vodka, lime juice, muddled apples, cucumbers and topped with Vueve Cliquot Rich champagne, this cocktail matches the high-energy brunch at Bagatelle.

VANDAL

(Credit: VANDAL)

(Credit: VANDAL)

199 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
www.VandalNewYork.com

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If people are continuing the party from last night or starting the day at VANDAL, the “Lost and Found” is one drink that sets the mood for brunch. Don’t worry if they fall down the rabbit hole, this cocktail made with Hendricks Gin, Aperol, sage and lemon will bring them back to the Lower East Side and ready to chow down on one of their flavorful brunch dishes.

Social Drink & Food

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(Credit: Social Drink & Food)

570 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY
www.SocialDrinkandFood.com

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One of New York’s latest rooftops serves a refreshing drink to start your day right. Social Drink & Food, the rooftop terrace bar and restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen, offers the “Tiger Lillet,” made with vodka, Lillet, aperol and lemon juice. This fruity cocktail is the ideal drink to go along with their signature brunch dishes, like one of their creative pizzas.

SideBAR

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(Credit: SideBAR)

118 East 15th Street
New York, NY
www.SideBARny.com

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Grab your closest group of friends and head to Union Square’s SideBAR for their supersized cocktails. The Drink Tanks, which serve around 10-12 people, come in a variety of flavors, including summertime favorites like white, berry or red sangria. With these drinks, Sunday brunch becomes an all-day drinking and eating fest.

Mr. Purple

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(Credit: Mr. Purple)

180 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
http://www.MrPurpleNYC.com

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Chic, trendy and Sunday brunch blend together to create a unique meal at Mr. Purple. Overlooking Lower Manhattan, people can sip on one of their brunch cocktails, including the Elyx Spritz. The energizing cocktail is made with Absolut Elyx, St. Germain, lime juice, La Marca Prosecco, soda water and garnished with a mint sprig. This classy cocktail gives diners that extra kick to start the morning and pairs with any of their dishes, including their breakfast wrap with egg, bacon, American cheese and salsa.

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John Friia is a freelance journalist and native New Yorker writing about food, drinks and lifestyle. You can follow his adventures on Instagram.

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