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Best Breakfast Drink

Beermosa

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Jefferson Jackson Steele

Best Breakfast Drink: Beermosa


We read somewhere that beer cocktails are the “hot new thing.” Whatever. There’s beer and sometimes you add stuff to it, and folks have been doing it forever. A citrus fruit is probably the most common, like lime for crappy Mexican beer or orange for way less crappy Belgian-style American beer. Then there’s the chelada, which, among its many variants, includes beer with Clamato juice and Worcestershire sauce—which is surprisingly not bad! And in that same family is the beermosa, which is, duh, OJ and beer. Why? Primary reason: Cheap sparkling wine is at least an order of magnitude shittier than cheap beer and inflicts a more brutal hangover. Plus, beermosas are generally DIY—order a beer, some OJ, and a pint glass, and you control exactly how high the octane is, whereas most of these bottomless mimosa joints will undoubtedly be pouring you 90 percent OJ, often with ice. You do the math. Also beer is just cooler than fake champagne.

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