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Hotcake Cocktails For National Blueberry Pancake Day

Hotcake Cocktails For National Blueberry Pancake Day

Adding blueberries to pancakes? “These flapjacks will sell like hotcakes!” said the first person to add blueberries to pancake batter…one would assume anyway. Regardless of how you like your pancakes, with or without fruit, one can’t deny the pancake as the ultimate breakfast staple.

If you’re looking for an excuse to try out some new cocktail recipes, why not try pairing them with your pancakes? Put the mimosa on hold and up your brunch with one of the deliciously breakfast-y cocktails below!

Maestro Cocktail
A strawberry and maple syrup-inspired brunch bevy

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice.
  2. Fine strain into a chilled martini glass.
  3. Garnish with a strawberry covered in balsamic vinegar and enjoy.

Banoffee Cocktail
Banana pancakes’ partner in crime

Ingredients

  • 1½ oz vanilla vodka
  • ¾ oz butterscotch schnapps
  • ¾ oz Crème de banana liqueur
  • ¼ fresh peeled banana
  • 1 spoon maple syrup
  • ½ oz milk
  • ½ oz half & half

Directions

  1. Muddle banana in the bottom of a shaker.
  2. Add all other ingredients.
  3. Shake with ice.
  4. Fine strain into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a dusting of chocolate powder.

Pancake Punch
A cocktail made with pancake ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Dark Rum
  • ⅓ oz sugar syrup
  • ½ oz pancake powder mix
  • 2 oz milk

Directions

  1. Combine ingredients with ice, in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake vigorously, ensuring all the powder has dissolved.
  3. Sugar coat the rim of a cocktail glass and add a slice of lemon or lime.
  4. Strain and pour the cocktail into the glass.

Pancake Cocktail
A delicious cinnamon pancake in a glass

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Mix the cinnamon schnapps and Irish cream in a martini glass.
  2. Top with whipped cream and lightly dust with cinnamon.

Chipped Chocolate Pancake
Chocolate chip pancakes anyone?

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.
  2. Garnish with a chocolate curl.

Bacon & Pancake Old Fashioned
Two words: bacon syrup

Ingredients

Bacon syrup

  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 strips of cooked (but not crispy) bacon

Short Stack Old Fashioned

  • Angostura bitters
  • ½ oz Black Strap rum
  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • ½ oz bacon syrup
  • Candied bacon
  • Orange peel

Directions

Bacon Syrup
1. Combine brown sugar, water and salt in a sauce boil and bring to boil.
2. Reduce heat and add bacon to pan and steep at a simmer for five minutes.
3. Remove liquid and let cool completely. Place bacon in oven and cook at 400 degrees until crunchy, about five minutes.
4. Let this candied bacon cool and reserve for garnish.

Short Stack Old Fashioned

  1. Combine ingredients in mixing glass with ice. Stir.
  2. Add mixture to cocktail glass with ice.
  3. Garnish with long strip of orange peel and a piece of candied bacon.

Blueberry Pancake Cocktail
Exactly what it sounds like

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Blueberry Vodka
  • 2 oz Southern Comfort
  • 8 oz Ginger Ale
  • Ice
  • Blueberries or raspberries (optional)

Directions

  1. Pour all three ingredients into a mixing glass and stir.
  2. Pour into rocks glasses.
  3. Add ice and garnish with blueberries or raspberries, as desired.

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