The Breakfast Club

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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

Bitter, Sweet


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


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