Look beyond the mimosa and sample one of these brunch-inspired creations.
The mimosa for beer-mad Philadelphians: the beer mimosa at The Gaslight, a perfect accompaniment to a brunchtime burger.
Capofitto Prosecco is the choice ingredient in the liquid offerings at this relatively new Old City spot from the owners of gelato staple Capogiro. Try a glass with lemon, pear, or apple sorbetto (mixed with vodka, rye, and rum, respectively), followed by an Italian breakfast of fresh pasta, local eggs, and bacon. 233 Chestnut St., 215-897-9999
El Rey Nothing says Mexican brunch like huevos rancheros and a margarita. Aptly named the Breakfast Margarita, this concoction of tequila, cucumber, lime, and Worcestershire is the perfect accompaniment to any Latin-inspired brunch. 2013 Chestnut St., 215-563-3330
The Gaslight Enhance your mimosa game by skipping the orange juice and adding flavors like pineapple and grapefruit. Or take it a step further and order a beer mimosa to complement the Brunch Burger, made with bacon, smoked pickles, and a creamy spicy sauce, adding a brunchtime twist to the beer-and-burger staple. 120 Market St., 215-925-7691
High Street on Market “High Street on Market’s Tepache Fever cocktail is inspired by a traditional fermented Mexican pineapple beer called tepache,” says service director Danielle Jamrozy. “It’s a great brunch cocktail. The pineapple and lemon are bright, the lovage has a fresh celery essence, and the bourbon adds strength.” 308 Market St., 215-625-0988
Jones Create your ultimate Bloody Mary with Jones’s custom options. Start with your choice of liquor, from Grey Goose to Jose Cuervo (for a Bloody Maria), and then add rim flavors, like Old Bay and bacon salt, for a mild, classic, spicy, or pickly flourish, plus your choice of garnish. 700 Chestnut St., 215-223-5663
Talula’s Garden Need coffee in the morning but also want to indulge in a cocktail? Head to Talula’s Garden and order The Insomniac, with La Colombe rare rum, iced espresso, coffee liquor, and vanilla. It’s the perfect start to a busy, boozy day. 210 W. Washington Sq., 215-592-7787
Top of The Tower Brunch among the clouds with SkyBrunch, one of the city’s newest midday meal options. A buffet-style setup and a set price come with an open bar and your choice of specialty cocktail, like the Piece of Heaven, made with oatmeal-infused Skyy vodka, Pennsylvania pure maple syrup, and Fireball whiskey. 1717 Arch St., 50th Fl., 215-567-8787
Village Whiskey A trio of morning cocktail options offers three spins on traditional am drinks. The Bloody is a take on a Bloody Mary, with Bay vodka, lemon juice, tomato, and celery, while the Sorella, with Cava, orange juice, and Aperol, takes its cue from a classic mimosa. The third, called Blackbeard, amplifies your morning cold brew coffee with rum, vanilla syrup, and mole bitters. 118 S. 20th St., 215-665-1088