Brunch is having a moment. And we are all about it. Especially when it means that one of our favourite breweries has put itself in the ring with a weekend brunch menu that’ll rival any long-standing breakfast establishment.
Alongside share plates of waffles topped with fried chicken and dripping in syrup; egg, sausage and hash fry ups; and make-your-own breakfast burritos, Noosa brewery, Land & Sea has bestowed upon us a list of smashable brunch cocktails.
Dreamt up by the brewery team, these AM drinks with a PM slant will kick start any weekend or soften the blow of a nasty hangover.
Making the most of sharing a space with Fortune Distillery, Land & Sea are using impeccable house-made spirits in the cocktails, and it only gets better from there.
Opt for a fairly straightforward cocktail, like the Seasonal Bellini, with Fortune vodka, pear puree, lemon juice, apricot brandy and Prosecco, or, the Hefty Mimosa, with Fortune vodka, Prosecco and orange.
Otherwise, we recommend taking the plunge into the world of over-the-top brunch cocktails and ordering a base, like the All Hail Caesar—a mix of Fortune vodka, sriracha, lemon juice, tabasco, Worcestershire, salt and pepper, and tomato juice—and then loading it up.
For $6 extra, this fairly normal but delicious cocktail can be turned into a beast, piled high with a truffle grilled cheese sandwich, fried chicken, crispy bacon, pork belly, pickles, celery and asparagus. We’re not even kidding.
If you have a sweet tooth, then the Scotch Coffee with espresso, Fortune white malt, Mr Black Liquor, sugar and milk should be your starting point. Then, pimp it out with waffles, caramel ice-cream cone, fairy floss, whipped cream and popping candy. It’s basically breakfast in a drink, so don’t go too hard on the eggs beforehand.
Available at Land & Sea and only on weekends from 10am to 12pm, you’d best be setting the alarm so you don’t miss this.
Once brunch is over, hang around and pull up a stool at the Sunshine Coast's first distillery, Fortune.
Image credit: Amy Higg for Urban List