Leyenda is my go-to spot in Brooklyn for just about any occasion. They have an incredible cocktail program from the great Julie Reiner of the Clover Club and just recently her protege Ivy Mix won Best American Bartender at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans.
I usually start with the Tia Mia a blend of mezcal, Jamaican rum, orange curaco, lime and orgeat. It's got a spicy tropical little kick that always makes me feel like I'm on a beach somewhere far away.
Of course the food at Leyenda is just as strong as their drink program. I love their Chicken Mole Enchiladas at dinner but for brunch I usually stick with the Huevos Divorciados; two poached eggs topped with salsa verde & roja served with a bright champagne vinaigrette salad (subbed in for homefries). It's pretty much the perfect way to start off the weekend.
221 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201