Signature
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Rum • Bitter
The Breakfast Club

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 Essentials

Rum
egg white
Bacon
Shaker
Strainer
The Details
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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

Method

  • Add coffee ice cubes to a rocks glass.
  • Add the aged rum, egg white, maple syrup and coffee bitters to a cocktail shaker.
  • Dry shake until the ingredients are emulsified.
  • Strain over coffee ice cubes and top with the cold brew.
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Orange Zest Bacon
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

Zest from 1 orange
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Water
1 pound bacon

Method

  • Add the water and sugar to a saucepan, and bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and add the orange zest. Let sit until cool.
  • Lightly drizzle the syrup over the bacon (you might have some left over) and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.