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Eye-Opening Cocktails at Kensington Street Social

This continues our series on breakfast drinks, where we highlight those cocktails that fortify our mornings with the gin, whiskey and resolve we need to keep going. Next up: a couple of morning cocktails from Kensington Street Social.

Kensington Street Social, located inside Sydney’s Old Clare Hotel, makes serious drinks that don’t take themselves too seriously. Case in point: the below breakfast cocktails dubbed the Fruit Looped Cereal Killer and Hipster’s Breakfast. The former employs vodka, Aperol and apricot brandy, which combine to form a balanced breakfast by themselves. But then comes the Fruit Loops milk to really tie the room together. And the Hipster’s Breakfast: why, that involves fernet and cold brew coffee, of course.

fruit looped cereal killer

FRUIT LOOPED CEREAL KILLER

2 oz vodka
5 oz Fruit Loops milk
.75 oz Aperol
.50 oz apricot brandy

To make the milk, combine 6.75 oz milk with 1 cup Fruit Loops cereal. Mix and leave for 2 hours, then strain out cereal. To make the cocktail, shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a glass milk carton.

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hipsters breakfast

HIPSTER’S BREAKFAST

1.5 oz banana bread rum
1.5 oz cold drip coffee
.75 oz salt butter syrup
.25 oz Fernet Branca

For the banana bread rum, add 2 slices of banana bread to 4 cups of rum. Let it sit for 2 hours and strain. For the salt butter syrup, combine 4 cups of buttermilk, 4 cups brown sugar, 2 teaspoons butter and a generous pinch of rock salt. Whisk over a low heat, then cool. For the cocktail, shake all ingredients with ice, then strain into a coffee cup.

For more, see:
Making Breakfast Cocktails with Few Breakfast Gin

Written by Kevin Gray

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