“Breakfast is brunch, and it comes with champagne, a dress code, and a hundred of our closest friends.”-Gossip Girl. I’ve always said that what makes brunch great is the excuse to drink in the morning. Whether you elect for a mimosa (or just the prosecco with some OJ on the side if you’re like me), a bloody mary, or the signature cocktail, there is no better way to start off a weekend. I’d say some f’rose in the summer is my top brunch cocktail. A new study by Eat This Not That revealed the most popular brunch cocktail in each state. And North Carolina’s favorite brunch cocktail? Well, it isn’t what you would think.
At least it wouldn’t be my guess. Cocktails that made the list by winning a state include of course the mimosa your classic OJ and prosecco. Sex on the Beach also made an appearance. I can’t say I’ve ever considered one for breakfast but to each their own! An expresso martini, madras (never heard of this one!), Irish coffee, sangria and more. But North Carolina’s favorite brunch cocktail? It’s none of those. I do consider it a classic brunch drink, just one that tends to slip my mind. In fact, maybe I’ll order one the next time I go to brunch. You know, for research.
Most popular brunch cocktails were determined by search data for each state.