You've taken advantage of every cheap cocktail deal in LA, spent a little too much time in the city's iconic dive bars, or maybe taken that extra tequila shot on your girls night out. At brunch the next morning, sunglasses donned and three Advils deep, do you cower at the offer of a little morning libation? No! You keep the party going with this list of hair of the dog cocktails for true weekend warriors.Read More
Ten Hair of the Dog Cocktails to Wipe Your Hangover Away
Because brunch without booze is just a late breakfast.
1. Sunny Spot
Roy Choi’s lesser-known Carribean-inspired Venice outpost offers one of the best brunch cocktail deals in town. For $15, brunch lovers can have mix and match bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, and Sunny Rum Punch. Order Muh-F’ K’ N Mofongo and Eggs or what is literally called the Hangover Plate, and prepare yourself for the most epic. brunch. ever.
2. Brick + Mortar
Some of the best Sunday Funday action takes place at Brick + Mortar, where a full Bloody Mary bar lets guests top their cocktail with all the standard fixings along with some more outrageous offerings like bacon, Brussels sprouts, beef jerky, shrimp, and even Twizzlers. Yum?
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Hollywood’s New Orlean’s-themed bar puts a masculine spin on the traditional mimosa. Made with Abita Light Beer in lieu of Champagne and a steal at $4, Five0Four’s Manmosa will keep your brofest going into Sunday night.
Escala, Chris Oh’s Colombian gastropub in Koreatown, offers brunch guests a South American twist on the hair of the dog cocktail. The Plato o Plomo combines housemade horchata with Selvarey’s Cacao Rum. Paired with the likes of pork belly chilaquiles, and you just may be able to drink your hangover away.
5. Gracias Madre
Gracias Madre’s organic tequila and mezcal program translates surprisingly well to brunch cocktails. The Bloody Mary mix for their Madre Maria is made with heirloom tomatos and vegan Worcestershire, and is delicious enough to be had on its on. With the addition of either tequila or smoky mezcal and a topping of vinegary escabèche, there’s nothing better to kick a hangover away.
6. Faith & Flower
Faith & Flower masters the art of perfecting classic cocktails. Their Mimosa Noir differs from the rest by their use of rosé Champagne, Bigallet Amer China-China, and fresh orange juice for a mimosa that is complex, bitter, and rich in color.
Cecconi’s signature Bloody Mary Cart is available during Sunday brunch service. Diners are able to customize their aged Bloody Mary mix with additions like house-pickled vegetables, fresno chili peppers, olives, celery, and their choice of spirit (vodka, gin, or tequila) for a cocktail that is customized to match individual taste.
8. Manhattan Beach Post
This South Bay favorite offers one of the city’s most well crafted versions of a Bloody Mary with their beachside eats. The Coughlin's Law comes with Red Eye with Tito's vodka, Belgian pilsner, tomato, dill, picante, and a quail egg.
Littlefork also offers AYCD mix and match mimosas, punch, Bloody Marys and Larrys, made with bourbon instead of vodka. Have a few of each and maybe some of their popular maple eggs, and you’ll be ready for the weekend part II.
10. Blue Plate Taco
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Santa Monica’s Blue Plate Taco takes a more wholesome approach to the brunch cocktail with their Verde Fresca. The green juice-meets-cocktail is a blended libation that includes rum, basil, mint, agave, and lime, and comes with sweeping ocean views.