Breakfast of Champions

With its two kinds of protein, whiskey and a heavy style beer, this drink really is a meal. The whole egg adds luxurious mouth feel, and bacon and an infused maple syrup give savory smokiness. (If you don’t have a grill or smoker box, buy a commercially made syrup.)

Courtesy of Lee Carrell of The Royal in Washington DC

INGREDIENT

  • ¼ oz smoked maple syrup
  • Millar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 oz porter
  • Nutmeg dash of
  • 2 bacon slices, 1 reserved for garnish

Directions

For the Cocktail: Add the syrup, whiskey, egg, porter, nutmeg and 1 bacon slice to cocktail shaker and shake without ice. Add ice, shake well until chilled, and double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with the other bacon strip, crumbled on top.

For the Smoked Maple Syrup: Place a heat-proof container of maple syrup on a grill, then place a box of wood chips next to it. Smoke for thirty minutes, or until desired flavor is achieved, with the grill lid closed.

Note: If you don’t have a grill or smoker box, buy a commercially made syrup