You've heard of making lemonade from lemons, sweet from sour, good from bad, right? So it goes with the Covfefe, a delightful brunch cocktail based on the "unpresidented" word born in an infamous late-night tweet.
The cold-brewed coffee, dark and a little bitter, "packs a punch and brings out the spiciness of the rum," says beverage manager Emily deKanter. The liqueur gives the drink a silky texture and adds a subtly sweet banana flavor that's brought out by the smell of the torched banana slice, which is pierced on a skewer and balanced atop the coupe glass.
The name, of course, is politically charged. As deKanter explains, "In our current political climate, and as a Latina bartender, it's my responsibility to 'poke the bear.'"
Broken English Taco Pub, 2576-2580 N. Lincoln Ave., 312-929-0045, www.tacopub.com
David Hammond is a freelance writer.