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Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Coca Cafe vs. Piper’s Pub 

A pair of mimosas go head to head

  • CP photos by Celine Roberts

Each week, we order the same cocktail at two different bars for a friendly head-to-head battle. Go to the bars, taste both drinks and tell us what you like about each by tagging @pghcitypaper on Twitter or Instagram and using #CPBoozeBattles. If you want to be a part of Booze Battles, send an email to food-and-beverage writer Celine Roberts, at celine@pghcitypaper.com.

Coca Café

3811 Butler St., Lawrenceville

Drink: Mimosa

Ingredients: St. Germaine, grapefruit juice, pink champagne

Our take: This spin on a classic mimosa is sweetly floral, with a nice punch of sourness from the grapefruit. The rosemary garnish added some depth to the nose, while emphasizing floral notes of the St. Germaine.  

Piper’s Pub

1828 E. Carson St., South Side

Drink: Mimosa

Ingredients: Orange juice, sparkling wine

Our take: Straightforward and simple, it’s easy to understand why this cocktail became a staple of brunch drinking. Adding a little zip to your orange juice helps ease one into the day.



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