Light drinks filled with fruit flavors are ideal for brunch. Whether you’re in the mood for vodka, tequila, or gin, there’s a fantastic cocktail that’s perfect for the midmorning meal. When we think of “brunch” the first thing that comes to mind is having the perfect excuse to have a cocktail by noon. This is why we’re making a list of our “TOP 8” brunch cocktails, because who doesn’t like breakfast with alcohol 🍳🍸
By far one of the essential breakfast cocktails for brunch🍊🍾 Mixed with Sparkling brut, fresh orange, or fresh grapefruit juice. in 1925, a bartender at the Ritz Hotel in Paris named Frank Meier invented the mimosa, which uses equal parts sparkling wine and juice.
SEX ON THE BEACH
The perfect ingredients: Vodka, peach schnapps, orange, and cranberry juice 🍊🍒Who Invented the Sex on the Beach Cocktail? This fairly simple concoction has a few tales behind it. Some attribute this drink, and its name, to a bartender at Confetti’s Bar in Florida. Ted Pizio was challenged to sell the most peach schnapps in the area as part of the promotion for the new spirit.
The Bellini was invented sometime between 1934 and 1948 by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy. He named the drink the Bellini because its unique pink color reminded him of the toga of a saint in a painting by 15th-century Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini. This iconic cocktail Ft. Sparkling brut with peach nectar 🍑🍾
The general consensus is that the first printed version of the Greyhound was in 1930. The legendary London hotel, The Savoy, printed a cocktail book that contained the first recipe of the drink. This savory drink Ft. Vodka, fresh grapefruit juice. Yum!! 😋
HOUSE MADE BLOODY MARY
One of the most iconic brunch alcoholic drinks ft. Vodka, house-made mix, house, and pickled veggies. Fernand Petiot claimed to have invented the modern Bloody Mary in 1934 as a refinement to Jessel’s drink, at the King Cole Room in New York’s St. Regis Hotel, according to the hotel’s own history
The cocktail was born in the late 1920s, but the recipe was different from the one used today, as gin and grenadine were used in the original Sea Breeze. This was near the end of the Prohibition era. In the 1930s, a Sea Breeze had gin, apricot brandy, grenadine, and lemon juice. Today, at Eagle Cafe we serve it with Vodka, cranberry juice, fresh grapefruit juice
THE EAGLE BLOODY MARY
One of the best morning cocktails you will ever have. No, but really! Perfect to enjoy while overseeing the San Francisco quintessential Bay views at our patio. This house special Ft.Tito’s vodka, house-made mix, bacon, shrimp, house-pickled veggies 🍅🍤 This is a must-try when visiting Eagle Cafe.
💡 Fun fact: The cranberry grower’s cooperative in the 1930s evolved into Ocean Spray which marketed cranberry juice in the 1950s. Cranberry juice was used as a mixer with alcohol, first with gin and later with vodka. At Eagle cafe, we serve it with Vodka, cranberry juice, pineapple juice 🍍
There’s no meal that San Franciscans love more than brunch with alcohol, and that’s not just because morning alcoholic drinks before noon is not only tolerated, but encouraged, but because … okay, fine, that’s exactly what we’re saying, but the food, friends, and ambiance also add a lot to the experience. Brunch drinks are always a good idea. The best news is when on vacation, brunch means it’s perfectly valid to have breakfast alcoholic drinks at any time of the week. We also serve select breakfast menu items until 3 pm daily 🍳 Cheers!