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Best Breakfast Cocktails

December 14, 2010 1:54 PM

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Rise and shine, party people. For you ladies and gents who brunch, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best places to get a cocktail before noon. As the old saying goes– you can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning.

Have a breakfast cocktail we missed? Tell us where to find it below.

Cheers!

Sola Restaurant

3836 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 327 – 3868
www.sola-restaurant.com

You’ll find contemporary American cuisine and drinks with a Hawaiian spin at this Lincoln Park treasure. Their tropical breakfast and brunch cocktails are available from 10:00AM- 2:00PM every Saturday and Sunday. This extensive AM drink list, almost has as many options as the brunch menu!

Breakfast Cocktails:

1) Rising sun martini – sake, mango vodka, blood orange & pomegranate juice

2) Bloody mary – fresh tomato juice, spices, with “shorty” beer chaser

3) Wasabi bloody mary – shrimp & pickled asparagus, beer chaser

4) Pomegranate martini – effen black cherry, cointreau, lime & pomegranate juice

5) Palmango mimosa – champagne, mango & pomegranate juice

6) Red dawn mimosa – champagne & blood orange

7) Maui-mosa – champagne, pineapple & passionfruit juice

8) Sneaky pete – ketel one, cointreau, lime, soda & sprite

Elate

111 West Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 202-9900
www.elatechicago.com

Elate, at the Hotel Felix is offering up some very unique breakfast cocktails. With cocktails made from egg whites and jalapeno pepper, there’s something for everyone. Not feeling adventurous? Their bottomless mimosa special is a more classic option.

Breakfast Cocktails:

1) Pisco Sour: pico, calvados, simple syrup, fresh lemon, egg white, bitters

2) Jalapeno Strawberry Caiporoska: Finlandia grapefruit vodka, muddled strawberries and jalapeno pepper, fresh lime juice, sugar

3) Weekend Brunch Special: Bottomless mimosas with an entrée for $25. Brunch special is available Saturday and Sunday from 10:30AM until 2:30PM.

Duffy’s

420 1/2 West Diversey
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 549-9090
www.bar1events.com

Duffy’s is the perfect place for a no-frills, low key day drink. With tons of TVs to catch a game, an extensive brunch buffet, and seasonal mimosa bar, you can’t go wrong at Duffy’s.

Breakfast Cocktails:

1) Saturday: All you can eat brunch for $9.99. Bloody Marys and Mimosas for $2.

2) Sunday: Brunch buffet from 10:00AM-3:00PM, including their seasonal mimosa bar for $15.95.

Mimosa bar includes:
Fresh Squeezed OJ
Passion Fruit
Berry Boost
Strawberry / Banana
Mango Lemonade

LOKal

1904 W North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 904-8113
www.lokalchicago.com

LOKal is one of the best brunches in the Wicker Park area. With brunch starting at 9AM, you can enjoy your mimosa with the early birds. LOKal is at the top of the “Three B’s”–Breakfast, Brunch, and Bottomless.

Breakfast Cocktails:

1) Bottomless Mimosas $7

2) Bottomless Bloody Marys $9

Available Saturday-Sunday from 9:00AM-3:30PM.
Bottomless cocktails are available with food and while dining. Move to the bar after your meal and enjoy $2 refills.

Eve

840 N. Wabash
Chicago IL 60611
(312) 266-3383
www.evechicago.com

For a more upscale brunch and bubbly, Eve is your spot. All you can drink mimosas, with entrées like, Lobster and Prosciutto Benedict, Brioche French Toast, and Lamb Burgers, you won’t go hungry while getting your mimosa on.

Breakfast Cocktails:

1) Bubbles and Brunch- All you can drink mimosas and one entrée for $22. Available Friday-Sunday from 10:00AM-3:00PM.

Breakfast Cocktails

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Merkele’s

3516 N.Clark
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 224-1025
www.merkleschicago.com

Bear Down! At Merkel’s you can take advantage of their $10.99 all you can eat Bears Brunch Buffet and drink specials from 10:30AM until the end of the Bears game. Available every Sunday during Bears season.

Breakfast Cocktails:

1) $5 22oz Bloody Mary Bar

2) $4 22oz Drafts

3) $4 Jameson Shots

4) $5 Bombs

Have a breakfast cocktail we missed? Tell us where to find it below. –Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago

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