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Crystal Coser

11 Daytime-Friendly Brunch Cocktails in Los Angeles

Of course brunch and cocktails go hand in hand.

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It's clear that LA's brunch scene is strong and gradually changing from bottomless mimosas and traditional Bloody Mary's to more original daytime sippers with fresh ingredients. This handy guide showcases some of the best innovative brunch cocktails in Los Angeles that stand out from the rest.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. A.O.C.

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8700 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 653-6359
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Angelenos love their fresh juices, so AOC dials it up a notch by adding alcohol to its Green Goddess juice. It combines Chamomile-infused vodka with fresh cucumber, basil, and jalapeno to refresh your palette and kick up the weekend because we all know brunch and cocktails go hand in hand.

2. Belcampo Meat Co.

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1026 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Santa Monica’s Belcampo Meat Co. cocktail program has certainly made a buzz this year. And after adding brunch, Josh Goldman of Soigne Group delivered with even more innovative brunch drinks. Everything is made with the freshest ingredients, so next time you’re in town check out the Corpse Reviver #2 with Beefeater gin, Combier, lemon juice, Kina Lillet and absinthe. Or another great cocktail (shown here) for cereal lovers includes a Ramos Gin Fizz with Fruity Pebbles cereal milk foam.

3. Birch

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1634 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 960-3369
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Birch’s Sunday Roast isn’t your typical brunch experience but still as approachable. Whether you do it family style depending on the sample menu, or choose the proper English breakfast, one thing is clear, a cocktail makes it complete. The newest drink on the menu is the Hit or Miss incorporating Pimms, lime, mint, cucumber, ginger beer and a float of pilsner.

4. Cadet

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2518 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 828-3300
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Cadet’s bar program is incredibly innovative and its brunch cocktails are just as special. If a michelada is your hair-of-the-dog drink of choice, check out Cadet’s take, mingling IPA, St. Germaine, hot chili, lime, honey, and Togarashi. Otherwise, its Bloody Caesar should also cure all hangovers featuring dry sherry, chili sauce, clam juice, lemon, and nori.

5. Eveleigh

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8752 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(424) 239-1630
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If craft cocktails are as important to you as the food, Eveleigh’s brunch drinks stand out. Combining lemonade, chamomile-infused tequila, Combier, Cocchi Americano, and honey, The Eveleigh lemonade is as tart and tasty as it gets. Pair it with the big breakfast consisting of farm eggs, all natural pork sausage, house bacon, hash brown, baked beans and avocado toast for a well-rounded brunch.

6. Ledlow

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400 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 687-7015
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Ledlow’s brunch won’t disappoint and neither will its brunch cocktails. The One Two One with Aperol, orange juice and Pimm's is light and refreshing. Or you could consider the brandy milk punch with nutmeg, and vanilla for a perfect fall sipper.

7. Love & Salt

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317 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-5252
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As your local Italian spot in Manhattan Beach, you may not think of Love & Salt when craving brunch, but you should. If not for the bakery basket with homemade breads or the ricotta pancakes, then for the brunch cocktails. The #INeedCoffee featuring cold coffee and bourbon kills two birds with one stone, limiting your decision making.

8. Mud Hen Tavern

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742 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 203-0500
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Mud Hen Tavern has a variety of brunch cocktails to enhance your brunching experience. For a whimsical off menu item, ask the bartender if they’ll make The Silly Rabbit. Transforming a favorite childhood breakfast cereal like Trix into an adult beverage may sound confusing. But Mud Hen pulls it off with white rum, Amaro Montenegro, Catdaddy Moonshine, milk, and a topping of Trix cereal.

9. Sunny Spot

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822 Washington Blvd
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 448-8884
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If you’re in a Sunday funday mood and bored of typical bottomless mimosa brunches, check out Sunny Spot for bottomless rum punches. For a reasonable $13, enjoy endless glasses but pace yourself because it can creep up on you.

10. Terrine

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8265 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 746-5130
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Terrine deserves to be mentioned for its original brunch menu, including smoked veal tongue Benedict and house smoked brisket hash. However, the drinks earn their own special shout out. One in particular is the Menotti Cold Coffee Grob. With a variety of rums, cold brew coffee directly from Menotti’s Coffee Stop in Venice, and a vanilla fernet infused whipped cream, get your caffeine fix and a nice buzz during brunch.

11. Toca Madera

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8450 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 852-9400
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Toca Madera boasts some clever brunch cocktail names, like the Adios Felisha. It marries Don Julio tequila with cucumber, mint, tajin and the seasonal paleta (popsicle) for a refreshing drink, which will undoubtedly any residual summer heat.

1. A.O.C.

8700 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Angelenos love their fresh juices, so AOC dials it up a notch by adding alcohol to its Green Goddess juice. It combines Chamomile-infused vodka with fresh cucumber, basil, and jalapeno to refresh your palette and kick up the weekend because we all know brunch and cocktails go hand in hand.

8700 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

2. Belcampo Meat Co.

1026 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Santa Monica’s Belcampo Meat Co. cocktail program has certainly made a buzz this year. And after adding brunch, Josh Goldman of Soigne Group delivered with even more innovative brunch drinks. Everything is made with the freshest ingredients, so next time you’re in town check out the Corpse Reviver #2 with Beefeater gin, Combier, lemon juice, Kina Lillet and absinthe. Or another great cocktail (shown here) for cereal lovers includes a Ramos Gin Fizz with Fruity Pebbles cereal milk foam.

1026 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

3. Birch

1634 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Birch’s Sunday Roast isn’t your typical brunch experience but still as approachable. Whether you do it family style depending on the sample menu, or choose the proper English breakfast, one thing is clear, a cocktail makes it complete. The newest drink on the menu is the Hit or Miss incorporating Pimms, lime, mint, cucumber, ginger beer and a float of pilsner.

1634 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

4. Cadet

2518 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Cadet’s bar program is incredibly innovative and its brunch cocktails are just as special. If a michelada is your hair-of-the-dog drink of choice, check out Cadet’s take, mingling IPA, St. Germaine, hot chili, lime, honey, and Togarashi. Otherwise, its Bloody Caesar should also cure all hangovers featuring dry sherry, chili sauce, clam juice, lemon, and nori.

2518 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

5. Eveleigh

8752 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

If craft cocktails are as important to you as the food, Eveleigh’s brunch drinks stand out. Combining lemonade, chamomile-infused tequila, Combier, Cocchi Americano, and honey, The Eveleigh lemonade is as tart and tasty as it gets. Pair it with the big breakfast consisting of farm eggs, all natural pork sausage, house bacon, hash brown, baked beans and avocado toast for a well-rounded brunch.

8752 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

6. Ledlow

400 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Ledlow’s brunch won’t disappoint and neither will its brunch cocktails. The One Two One with Aperol, orange juice and Pimm's is light and refreshing. Or you could consider the brandy milk punch with nutmeg, and vanilla for a perfect fall sipper.

400 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

7. Love & Salt

317 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

As your local Italian spot in Manhattan Beach, you may not think of Love & Salt when craving brunch, but you should. If not for the bakery basket with homemade breads or the ricotta pancakes, then for the brunch cocktails. The #INeedCoffee featuring cold coffee and bourbon kills two birds with one stone, limiting your decision making.

317 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

8. Mud Hen Tavern

742 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Mud Hen Tavern has a variety of brunch cocktails to enhance your brunching experience. For a whimsical off menu item, ask the bartender if they’ll make The Silly Rabbit. Transforming a favorite childhood breakfast cereal like Trix into an adult beverage may sound confusing. But Mud Hen pulls it off with white rum, Amaro Montenegro, Catdaddy Moonshine, milk, and a topping of Trix cereal.

742 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

9. Sunny Spot

822 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

If you’re in a Sunday funday mood and bored of typical bottomless mimosa brunches, check out Sunny Spot for bottomless rum punches. For a reasonable $13, enjoy endless glasses but pace yourself because it can creep up on you.

822 Washington Blvd
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

10. Terrine

8265 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Terrine deserves to be mentioned for its original brunch menu, including smoked veal tongue Benedict and house smoked brisket hash. However, the drinks earn their own special shout out. One in particular is the Menotti Cold Coffee Grob. With a variety of rums, cold brew coffee directly from Menotti’s Coffee Stop in Venice, and a vanilla fernet infused whipped cream, get your caffeine fix and a nice buzz during brunch.

8265 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

11. Toca Madera

8450 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Toca Madera boasts some clever brunch cocktail names, like the Adios Felisha. It marries Don Julio tequila with cucumber, mint, tajin and the seasonal paleta (popsicle) for a refreshing drink, which will undoubtedly any residual summer heat.

8450 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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