Here’s where to find the best brunch cocktails in Toronto

When regular orange juice just won't cut it, check out these five spots instead

There’s nothing like going for a boozy brunch with friends after a long night of, well, boozing.

After all, there’s a reason why millennials have been accused of being at an economic disadvantage due to their addiction to avocado toast—it’s a delicious and nutritious start to your day, and the perfect complement to a scrumptious brunch cocktail.

Sunday brunch is pretty much a staple of Toronto’s culture at this point, because who doesn’t love getting a chance to eat fluffy pancakes and sip on champagne with orange juice and call it breakfast?

The city is loaded with options for the brunch of your dreams plus all the trimmings, and here are a few of the best:

SCHOOL Restaurant

 

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At SCHOOL Restaurant in Liberty Village, you can choose from a variety of “kicked-out-of-class cocktails” for brunch, including the Fire Drill with sombra mezcal, ginger beer, and fresh pineapple ginger lime juice, the All-Nighter with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Licor 43, oat milk and espresso, or the Dropout Caesar with Luksusowa Vodka, freshly-squeezed Caesar mix, spicy pepper and sugar cured bacon. Prices range from $11 to $15.

Kost

 

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Located on the spectacular 44th Floor of the Bisha Hotel on Peter Street, Kost is one of the trendiest places to brunch in the city. Add a little extra pizazz to your brunch with one of their epic cocktails like the Frozen Pina Colada with Bacardi white rum, Malibu liqueur, coconut, pineapple and lime or the Vanilla Mule with Belvedere vodka, Galliano, Briottet fraise des bois, vanilla, lime and ginger beer. Prices range from $17 to $65.

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen offers an array of specialty brunch cocktails like the Bungalow Island Caesar with Stoli vodka, Walter’s All Natural clamato mix, a drop of Mildred’s Red Hot Millie Peppers hot sauce, worcestershire, freshly grated horseradish and curly celery and three different kinds of mimosa including the Pink Mimosa with Cava and grapefruit juice. Prices range from $12 to $75.

Cluny Bistro

Nestled amongst the romantic cobblestone streets in the Distillery District, Cluny Bistro is a delightful place for brunch cocktails. Their brunch cocktail menu is full of decadent highlights like the Princess Peach with rye, vanilla peach purée, citrus and egg white, or the Café Paris featuring luksusowa, Kahlua, and espresso. Prices range from $14 to $45.

The Morning After

The name of this brunch restaurant says it all. Sample their delectable brunch cocktails after a long night like the Pick Me Up with grey goose, kahlúa, espresso shot and baileys, or the Here We Go Again with crystal head vodka, aperol, cointreau, peach schnapps, topped with fresh lemon juice and peach prosecco. Prices range from $9 to $58.

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