Combine all ingredients in a shaker and fill with ice. Shake to chill, strain into chilled glass and garnish.


Unlike many spirits-only drinks, the Breaking Dawn should be shaken rather than stirred, to yield a foamy surface that looks a little like the crema on a fresh-pulled espresso.

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Created by
Sean Thibodeaux, Louisville, KY, St. Charles Exchange
Is an
authentic recipe

Imbibe Magazine, November/December 2014 issue, Page 89

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  • double the bourbon — ★★★★
  • Kind of a riff on an Irish coffee. Used a coffee liqueur I brought back from Italy which gives it a little more espresso flavor. — ★★★
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