The Brunch Line
Breakfast in a glass…basically
Forget extreme obstacle courses, Brunch is the truest test of your grit and endurance. When you take your place in the brunch line, you're hungry, tired, possibly hungover, and if you're in the Pacific Northwest, you're also cold and wet 9 out of 12 months. Ahead of you is a queue of fellow poor souls each facing a grueling, seemingly infinite, 90 minute wait. The kicker? You get to stare into a warm DRY dining room filled with smiling four-tops sipping their Bloody Marys and casually nibbling their benedicts. Wear comfortable shoes and remember not to lock your knees, you’re in for the marathon because avocado toast IS superior to regular toast.
We have a love/hate relationship with this weekend ritual. The dedication so many people have to late breakfast inspired us to create a cocktail that pays homage to their tenacity–The Brunch Line. This drink brings together some classic brunch ingredients into one glass. The foundation of this cocktail comes from our Hue-Hue Coffee Rum. A blend of cold brewed single origin coffee, premium silver rum, and a small amount of demerara sugar, it's a no BS avenue to a clean bold coffee flavor without excess sugar or artificial flavors/syrups. And don’t call it a liqueur, cold brewed Hue-Hue is about the coffee, not about dessert.
Coffee base secured, we then incorporate a small amount of Grade A maple syrup, a whole egg white, and Averna–a bittersweet amaro that adds herbal notes and highlights the chocolatey qualities of Hue-Hue. The drink is topped off with bubbly water resulting in a delicious creamy coffee cocktail that's virtually breakfast in a glass. Avoid the lines, dust off your toaster and make this brunch-in-a-glass at home.
Here's how to make The Brunch Line cocktail.
2 oz Hue-Hue Coffee Rum
.75 oz Averna
.5 oz maple syrup
1 egg white
3-4 oz sparkling water
Combine Hue-Hue, Averna, maple syrup, and egg white in an empty shaker. Shake hard without ice for 25-30 seconds to really froth up the egg white (this is called a dry shake). Then toss in a few ice cubes and shake again for 10-15 seconds to chill the mix. Strain into a chilled Collins glass filled with ice, and top with sparkling water. If you're fancy you can even sub Prosecco in for the sparkling water. Garnish with a lemon twist, and enjoy!