The Breakfast Club

Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Coffee cocktails do double duty at the brunch table, giving you both a much-needed caffeine jolt and a hair-of-the-dog buzz that makes last night’s festivities seem like a distant memory. And at Estrella in Los Angeles, they make a darn good one. “The Breakfast Club comes as a result of our love and passion for great coffee here at Estrella,” general manager Fred Ghiassi says. “We started with the idea of introducing our draft nitro brew into a cocktail, which developed into a commitment to creating a perfect breakfast experience through a beverage.” Frothy egg whites and crispy candied bacon make this drink simply irresistible, especially when paired with one of the restaurant’s delectable brunch dishes.

The Breakfast Club

FLAVOR PROFILE
Bitter, Sweet
STRENGTH
DIFFICULTY
expert

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz Rum
  • 1 oz egg white
  • .5 oz Maple Syrup
  • 2 dashes coffee bitters
  • coffee ice cubes
  • 1 oz cold brew coffee
  • Bacon

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

Add coffee ice cubes to a rocks glass.

Step two

Add the aged rum, egg white, maple syrup and coffee bitters to a cocktail shaker.

Step three

Dry shake until the ingredients are emulsified.

Step four

Strain over coffee ice cubes and top with the cold brew.

Contributed by Fred Ghiassi