Churchill’s Breakfast

Matthew Benevoli photo

2 oz unpeated scotch whisky

1 oz brewed coffee

0.5 oz maple syrup

2 dashes aromatic bitters

A pinch of freshly grated cinnamon

Garnish: torched cinnamon stick

Torch a cedar plank. Place a chilled cocktail coupe over the burning section to capture the smoke and set aside. (The smoke will latch onto the condensation from the chilled glass for a deeper flavour.) Meanwhile, stir all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Flip coupe upright, then strain the cocktail into the smoked glass. Light the end of a cinnamon stick and lay it atop the cocktail as garnish. Serves 1.

—by Matthew Benevoli

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