Pass up the usual mimosas or bloody Marys at brunch this weekend with these seven innovative a.m. sips.
Maple Bacon Bloody Mary at Comme Ça
This sweet and savory bloody Mary gets its taste from mixing maple syrup with bacon-infused vodka, and adding a crisp cucumber slice and extra bacon as garnish. If spicy is more your thing, go for the Sriracha bloody Mary instead. 8479 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323-782-1104
The Swan at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
As part of the luxurious Graceful Living Package, The Hotel Bel-Air pays tribute to its famed patron, Grace Kelly, with a cocktail in her honor. With gin, simple syrup, a dash of lemon, and rosé sparkling wine, The Swan is a tipple fit for its movie star namesake. Available until August 31. 701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, 310-472-1211
Fig & Walnut Julep at Fig & Olive
Fig & Olive reinvents the julep with a splash of St. Germain, port, muddled black mission figs, fresh citrus, mint, and a shaved walnut garnish. 8490 Melrose Pl., West Hollywood, 310-360-9100
CinnaMan-Mosa at Herringbone
Forget about Champagne and orange juice—Herringbone’s CinnaMan-Mosa goes the extra mile with apple and cinnamon-infused bourbon, cava, blueberry puree, and a touch of maple syrup. 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323-848-6000
Green Goddess at A.O.C.
Chamomile-infused vodka mingles with fresh cucumber, basil, and jalapeno in A.O.C.’s deliciously boozy take on green juice. 8700 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, 310-859-9859
Death in the Afternoon at Bagatelle
In keeping on-theme with their over-the-top Sunday brunches, Bagatelle brings us Death in the Afternoon, the definition of the boozy brunch drink. Vanilla-infused absinthe gets mixed with fresh pineapple, lemon juice, and a touch of squid ink, and finished with a generous topping of Möet & Chandon Champagne. 755 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-659-3900
Iced Sherry Tea at The Eveleigh
Not your typical iced tea, this Earl Grey-infused amontillado sherry version by The Eveleigh’s Dave Kupchinsky is topped with bourbon, sweetened with cane sugar, and finished with bergamot bitters. 8752 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 424-239-1630
PHOTOGRAPHY VIA: WOLFGANG PUCK; THE EVELEIGH; AARON COOK; FIG & OLIVE; BAGATELLE; COMME ÇA; HERRINGBONE