Today kicks off 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. First up: Few Breakfast Gin.
Few Breakfast Gin comes from Few Spirits in Evanston, Illinois and was specially designed for brunch cocktails. Flavored with juniper, lemon peel and Earl Grey tea, the gin launched in the Chicago area last summer and is now rolling out across the globe. It’s 84 proof, floral, has a slightly creamy mouthfeel and sports noticeable flavors of citrus and tea–two things that make mornings a bit easier to handle. Now, here are a couple of breakfast cocktails to get you started.
by Todd Ekis, Adele’s Front Room (La Grange, IL)
1.75 oz Few Breakfast Gin
1.25 oz Cointreau
1 oz Lemon juice
Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
by Sara McDaniel, MAD Social (Chicago)
3 oz Few Breakfast Gin
.5 oz Brewed Earl Grey tea
.5 oz Honey syrup (1 part honey, 1 part water)
3 dashes Bar Keep Lavender Bitters
Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake then strain into a coupe. Garnish with an edible flower.