Brunch Cocktails: A Few of the Best Weekend Sips in Columbia SC
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:00 AM by McClelland Schilling
We can all undoubtedly agree that brunch is the superior meal of the day. The food and the ambiance are unmatched, but no brunch outing is complete without a cocktail or two. Explore the city’s best cocktails from classic fan-favorites to unique concoctions in Columbia SC.
Down on Main Street, you’ll find the lively Main Course. Known for its live music and killer brunches. They’ve got all the classics like Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, and also a new, trendy brunch beverage called the Beer-mosa. Crafted with Catawba White Zombie, orange juice and champagne, this option is perfect for the craft beer lover.
This local favorite holds the title of “Columbia’s Best Bloody Mary.” Pop over to the Vista to try it out for yourself. While you’re there, give the bacon-infused Bloody Mary, spiked Arnold Palmer, or the Fresh South Carolina Peach Bellini a try. At Motor Supply, you can expect robust flavors with every sip, made with the freshest ingredients.
Something about a sunny patio makes it the ideal spot for a weekend brunch trip, which is why The Gourmet Shop is a must-visit. Treat yourself to a Bloody Mary or indulge in a Mimosa or Bellini kit to craft your perfect ratio of juice to bubbly.
In the heart of Five Points, Publico Kitchen & Tap keeps us on our toes with their brunch cocktail offerings. Kick things off with some heat with the Spicy Grapefruit Jalapeno Mary or Spicy Margarita. Or, try a brunch classic with a twist like the Blood Orange Mimosa and Ginger Lime Bloody Mary. If you’re in need of a caffeine boost, order up the S’more Cold Brew – With a chocolate and graham cracker rim with toasted marshmallow, it’s everything you wished for and more.
Why settle for one kind of Mimosa when you can have a variety? At Market on Main, you can order up a Mimosa flight featuring the Sunmosa (orange juice, Prosecco, and cherry), Berry Mint (huckleberry, mint, and Presecco) and Cran Grape (cranberry, white grape juice, and Prosecco). Chill on their outdoor patio and sip away to your heart’s content.
Za’s on Devine isn’t just for pizza, it’s also a go-to brunch spot. Here, you can sip on a Bloody Mary or, if tequila is your libation of choice, a Bloody Maria with Lunazul Blanco Tequila. You’ll also find a Manmosa, a White Russian, and Mimosa bucket on the cocktail list. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong here.
If you like a twist on the classic Mimosa, you have to stop by Di Prato’s. Grab a refreshing glass of the Pineapple Lime Mimosa or POM Mimosa. There’s also a Peach Bellini, Bloody Mary, and Screwdriver, if those are more your speed.
A hidden brunch gem, SakiTumi in the Vista knocks it out of the park with their cocktails. The Bloody Hell is made with a spicy Bloody Mary mix infused with sriracha and garnished with fixin’s like shrimp, pickle, celery, bacon, and hot cherry peppers. If you like a White Russian, you’ll love the Colorado Bulldog featuring vodka, Kahlua, cream and a splash of Coca-Cola, and the Crunch Time that has vodka, Kahlua, Cinnamon Toast infused milk, and topped with a cereal crumb rim.
Work up an appetite with a bit of friendly competition at The Grand’s bowling alley and then dig into some brunch. Grab a brunch kit that includes two brunch items, a bottle of champagne, and fresh OJ, or a Mimosa flight. The flight selection boasts strawberry + basil, blackberry spice + sage, blueberry + lavender, and peach + mint Mimosas.