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Brunch beverage guide

Whether you want booze or caffeine boosts, discover the best Bloody Marys, mimosas and coffee in town

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Carriage House Mimosa, The Delicious Sour, and Bloody Mirabelle at Carriage House

What do you call brunch without alcohol? Breakfast. Here is our guide to a boozy brunch, from new takes on mimosas to some much-needed guidance on navigating million-item Bloody Mary bars. Keeping it straight-edge? Check out our comprehensive guide to Chicago's best coffee.


Bloody Mary mixes

When you need to whip up a Bloody at home, you need to start with a solid mix

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6 coffee cocktails

Move over, Bloody Mary. This spring, Chicago brunch spots are all about coffee cocktails

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Beyond the mimosa

Try these new classic brunch cocktails.

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Evolution of Chicago coffee

How Chicago's coffee scene has changed from Starbucks to Intelligentsia to Asado.

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How to navigate a Bloody Mary bar

A master bartender from the Aviary tackles brunch’s most popular cocktail.

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