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As far as hangover cures go, hair of the dog is a solid choice.

Whether you’re feeling delicate or not however, washing down a lazy brunch with a few tasty cocktails is quickly becoming the most popular way to spend a Sunday in Cork.

If you like to toast the weekend with a fancy drink or two, The River Club at The River Lee Hotel should be on your ‘must visit’ list.

Their Vinyl Brunch sees DJ Fiasco spinning some gentle Motown from 11am until 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays – ideal for soothing away The Fear.

But it’s the menu everyone’s raving about.

First, their Bloody Mary, served with a fresh oyster perched atop the glass, is the tastiest you’ll find in the city.

Slurp that down and you’ll be right as rain, appetite restored for a nourishing granola pot or a Juicery Shot – freshly squeezed to help you detox after a big night out.

If you’re feeling revived, you can team your Tomato and Avocado Toast (served with poached eggs, chilli flakes and hollandaise sauce on a toasted muffin) with Clover Club cocktail – a blend of Mór Gin, raspberry, lemon and dry vermouth.

Plump for the River Club Brunch Special (a stylish take on the full Irish) and the in-house mixologist recommends the Barry’s Brandy – Courvoisier Cognac, cold brew Barry’s Tea, honey and lemon.

What better to complement that Clonakilty black pudding?

Trust us; it looks very delicate but it’ll put hairs on your chest.

What’s brunch without dessert, right? If you still have room and you’re determined to treat yourself, the Lemon Posset and Chocolate Pot deserve exploring.

They also do a mean affogato (a scoop of creamy gelato drowned in freshly brewed espresso).

The house Espress O’Martini is a fine choice to finish – the caffeine hit is just what you need to get you home and happily arranged on the sofa for the rest of the day.

 


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