Because This Is What Brunch In Philly Has Been Missing–Moonshine


Have you been thinking lately that your brunches just haven’t been…boozy enough? I mean, sure. You’ve got your Bloody Marys and your mimosas and your sangrias and your micheladas, but that really isn’t enough for you, is it? You want to drink something a bit more serious on Sunday mornings.

Well now there’s a solution because JJ Bootlegger’s in Old City (which opened very quietly over the winter at 35 South 2nd Street) is offering a moonshine brunch for those who like to start the day with a little white lightning.

Chef Bruce Santino has put together both a brunch menu and a cocktail menu, both utilizing Ole Smoky moonshine. Granted, many of the cocktails are a bit derivative (a Moonmosa, which is orange juice and flavored moonshine, or a Bloody Moony which you can probably guess the composition of), but he’s got a nice punch on the drinks list, and a moonshine boilermaker which, not for nothing, certainly makes a statement about the kind of day you’re planning on having.

He’s also got ‘shine used throughout the food menu, with moonshine beurre blanc topping the crab and corn frittata, a burger with Tennessee White Lightning sauce and peanute butter and banana stuffed challah french toast with spiced syrup and ‘shine-spiked brown sugar.

Brunch runs Sundays from 11am to 2pm. Overalls and John Deere hats are optional.

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