It was rumored that Winston Churchill would have a cigar and whiskey for breakfast – this cocktail is a nod to that. We love all these ingredients individually – but together, you get an amazing cocktail.

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Churchill's Breakfast


  • Jigger
  • Shaker
  • Kitchen Blowtorch


  • 1 1/2 oz Rye whiskey (Kentucky Owl Rye Whiskey)
  • 1/2 oz Espresso or cold brew
  • 1/4 oz Maple syrup (Crown Maple Syrup)
  • 1 dash Bitters (Angostura Bitters)
  • 1 Cinnamon stick


  • Using the blowtorch, char one end of the cinnamon stick,
  • Flip the glass over the charred portion of the cinnamon stick it to capture the smoke.
  • Meanwhile, poor whiskey, espresso, maple syrup and bitters over ice in the shaker. Shake for about 15 seconds.
  • Poor into cup (neat), grate cinnamon stick on top, then stir with charred cinnamon stick.
Keyword Bourbon, Churchills Breakfast, Cocktail, Drink, Rye, Whiskey