Order the 'Covfefe' During Brunch at this Chicago Restaurant

From www.chicagotribune.com
David Hammond
The drink combines cold brew coffee and spiced rum


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.

Created and proudly poured at Broken English Taco Pub, the drink combines cold-brewed coffee, spiced rum, and banana cream liqueur. It's garnished with a bruleed banana slice.

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.