Drinking your breakfast is now socially acceptable. That’s because clever bartenders are infusing classic AM flavors into their creations. Here are 10 breakfast-inspired cocktails to put some pep in your step.
All The Way Up at Farmers & Distillers, Washington, D.C.
Get your motor runnin’ with this high-octane fuel. It’s forged from distilled-in-house Founding Spirits vodka, cold brew coffee, coconut milk, coffee syrup, and cognac. Pairs well with doughnuts – a phrase that always makes us smile. Make a reservation at Farmers & Distillers.
AM Old Fashioned at Grayson Social, Dallas, Texas
All the components of a balanced breakfast. Well, some of them at least. Bacon-infused bourbon sweetened with maple syrup gets a citrus-y lift from fresh orange peel and orange bitters. Make a reservation at Grayson Social.
Mitches & Joes at Kapnos, Washington, D.C.
You’ve never eaten Fruity Pebbles this way before. The rim sports a rainbow of the crushed cereal. Inside the glass, a mixture of Diplomatico anejo rum, espresso, honey, maple, vanilla, and egg white is served over ice. Make a reservation at Kapnos.
Early Bird at Bird Café, Fort Worth, Texas
Cocktail lovers and coffee connoisseurs will be equally smitten. A blend of Sailor Jerry spiced rum, Licor 43, cold brew coffee, and almond milk is poured over espresso ice cubes. High voltage joltage! Make a reservation at Bird Café.
Temper Tantrum at Lockbox, Lexington, Kentucky
Grapefruit is rich with fiber, vitamin C, and potassium, which is why it’s a breakfast staple. Here the pink fruit’s juice is transformed into a bright cordial, which is coupled with gin and lime juice. Sounds healthy to us! Make a reservation at Lockbox.
A Gentleman’s Breakfast at Ray’s & Stark Bar, Los Angeles, California
Pairing well with sweet and savory morning fare, this tipple is guaranteed to perk you up. Cold brew coffee is sweetened with maple syrup and given a darker tone with the incorporation of black walnut bitters, while Café Lolita coffee liqueur and H by Hine cognac add a bracing backbone. It’s topped off with cream and espresso dust. Make a reservation at Ray’s and Stark Bar.