Buddy’s Breakfast

Unlike Buddy’s Breakfast made in Elf, you won’t find spaghetti in our Buddy’s Breakfast cocktail. But since Santa’s helpers really do have a culinary passion for maple syrup, what you will find is our affinity for elf culture in what we think is world’s best cup of… rum and coke. Pure maple syrup and a touch of vanilla take the otherwise basic cocktail to another level. Maybe even a level beyond the sea of swirly-twirly gum drops. Maybe it’s best to forgo Buddy’s Breakfast until cocktail hour arrives, but if you want to warm up some spaghetti with your coffee, you’ll have a true Elf day.

Buddy’s Breakfast, Inspired by Elf


1.5 ounce spiced rum
.5 ounce Paul Family Farms Maple Syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces Coca-Cola
Hot fudge and holiday candy for garnish.


  1. Rim a glass with hot fudge and dip in holiday candy. Fill with ice and set aside.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add spiced rum, maple syrup and vanilla extract. 
  3. Shake and strain over prepared glass.
  4. Top with 4 ounces Coca-Cola and sip your Buddy’s Breakfast cocktail.

Recipe and Styling by Anna Franklin / Photography by Laura Petrilla / Story by Star Laliberte

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