Wake Up

Created by Crystal Pavlas, bar manager at Bywater American Bistro in New Orleans, this cocktail takes cues from a few breakfast items.

“This drink is bitter with a touch of espresso, then it’s bright—just the way I wake up in the morning,” Pavlas says.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1¼ oz. Jameson Caskmates IPA (or other blended Irish whiskey)
  • ¼ oz. Fernet Branca amaro
  • ¼ oz. Branca Menta amaro
  • ¼ oz. Caffè Borghetti Espresso liqueur
  • Garnish: grapefruit peel

DIRECTIONS

Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice until chilled. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with grapefruit peel.

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