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Vox Table's brunch cocktails
Vox Table's brunch cocktails
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Excellent Brunch Cocktails to Drink Right Now in Austin

It's not brunch without booze.

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Vox Table's brunch cocktails
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It’s no secret that Austin loves brunch. Restaurants step up to the demand by offering weekend specials that range from fine French cooking, farm-to-table eats, to Southern comfort food. Bartenders have also upped their cocktail game by shaking up brunch beverages that complement the eggy plates. Here is Eater’s guide to Austin’s must-drink brunch cocktails right now.

— Melody Fury

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Vox Table

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1100 S Lamar Blvd Apt 2140
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 375-4869
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The Basic Beach
This island-inspired drink (pictured on the left) is best enjoyed on the sunny patio. It is made with avua cachaca, fresh papaya, sarsaparilla-orgeat, lemon, and a touch of coffee to balance all the fruitiness with some earthiness.

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2. Alcomar

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1816 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 401-3161
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Bloody Cesar With an Oyster
The Latin spin on the Bloody Mary is made with serrano-citrus infused Tito’s vodka, a light and savoury house-made mix, El Chile salt rim, and a whole fresh oyster for good measure.

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3. Cantine

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1100 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 628-0348
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Summer of 1840
Coffee lovers will adore the Summer of 1840, made with Pierre Ferrand 1840, coffee and walnut liqueurs, and cold brew. This goes especially nicely with the pecan sticky buns.

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4. Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

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3235 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 366-5808
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Maple Leaf
Another coffee-forward sipper is this bold Bulleit Bourbon cocktail, mixed with cold brew coffee and Velvet Falernum, a spicy almond-based syrup commonly used in tiki drinks.

Natalie Seeboth

5. Arro

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601 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 992-2776
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Rhum Down the Mountain
Island drinks are in vogue this season. Arro's version combines Clément Rhum, Dolin Génépy, Orgeat, lemon, Angostura, and is topped with soda. Sip on this on the new garden patio.

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6. Gardner

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1914 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78762
(512) 354-1480
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Bloody Mary
Clean, smooth, extract of Bloody Mary without the weightiness, made with tomato roasted vodka, horseradish-jalapeno gin (which the staff uses an ISI canister to infuse Aviation gin), a juice blend of tomato, celery, jalapeño, and horseradish, lime juice, black pepper tincture, celery bitters, fermented mushroom powder for a boost of umami, and arugula simple syrup for a touch of green.

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7. Sawyer & Co.

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4827 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 531-9033
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Diner Ramos Gin Fizz
This Creole diner reinterprets the NoLa classic, which originally requires 12 minutes of shaking by a line of bartenders. This bright gin-based drink is highlighted by orange flower water, and egg white and heavy cream is shaken to a luscious forth by a milkshake mixer, then topped with soda.

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8. Odd Duck

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1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 433-6521
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Tea Hee Tea Hee
The farm-to-table eatery launched its take on a frozen Long Island Ice Tea, made with Yaupon tea, house lemonade, and a swirl of basil and vanilla.

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9. Goodall's Kitchen & Bar

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1900 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 495-1800
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Goodall's Blunderbuss
Mimosa lovers will enjoy this interpretation of the French 75. Ford's gin, lemon juice, and prosecco is grounded with fresh rosemary.

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1. Vox Table

1100 S Lamar Blvd Apt 2140, Austin, TX 78704
Vox Table/Official

The Basic Beach
This island-inspired drink (pictured on the left) is best enjoyed on the sunny patio. It is made with avua cachaca, fresh papaya, sarsaparilla-orgeat, lemon, and a touch of coffee to balance all the fruitiness with some earthiness.

1100 S Lamar Blvd Apt 2140
Austin, TX 78704

2. Alcomar

1816 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704, Austin, TX 78704
Melody Fury/EATX

Bloody Cesar With an Oyster
The Latin spin on the Bloody Mary is made with serrano-citrus infused Tito’s vodka, a light and savoury house-made mix, El Chile salt rim, and a whole fresh oyster for good measure.

1816 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Austin, TX 78704

3. Cantine

1100 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Cantine/Official

Summer of 1840
Coffee lovers will adore the Summer of 1840, made with Pierre Ferrand 1840, coffee and walnut liqueurs, and cold brew. This goes especially nicely with the pecan sticky buns.

1100 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

4. Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

3235 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Natalie Seeboth

Maple Leaf
Another coffee-forward sipper is this bold Bulleit Bourbon cocktail, mixed with cold brew coffee and Velvet Falernum, a spicy almond-based syrup commonly used in tiki drinks.

3235 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

5. Arro

601 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Arro/Official

Rhum Down the Mountain
Island drinks are in vogue this season. Arro's version combines Clément Rhum, Dolin Génépy, Orgeat, lemon, Angostura, and is topped with soda. Sip on this on the new garden patio.

601 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

6. Gardner

1914 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78762
Gardner/Official

Bloody Mary
Clean, smooth, extract of Bloody Mary without the weightiness, made with tomato roasted vodka, horseradish-jalapeno gin (which the staff uses an ISI canister to infuse Aviation gin), a juice blend of tomato, celery, jalapeño, and horseradish, lime juice, black pepper tincture, celery bitters, fermented mushroom powder for a boost of umami, and arugula simple syrup for a touch of green.

1914 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78762

7. Sawyer & Co.

4827 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Sawyer/Official

Diner Ramos Gin Fizz
This Creole diner reinterprets the NoLa classic, which originally requires 12 minutes of shaking by a line of bartenders. This bright gin-based drink is highlighted by orange flower water, and egg white and heavy cream is shaken to a luscious forth by a milkshake mixer, then topped with soda.

4827 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

8. Odd Duck

1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Odd Duck/Official

Tea Hee Tea Hee
The farm-to-table eatery launched its take on a frozen Long Island Ice Tea, made with Yaupon tea, house lemonade, and a swirl of basil and vanilla.

1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

9. Goodall's Kitchen & Bar

1900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705
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Goodall's Blunderbuss
Mimosa lovers will enjoy this interpretation of the French 75. Ford's gin, lemon juice, and prosecco is grounded with fresh rosemary.

1900 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78705

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