Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new contender for breakfast of champions. Denver, Colorado’s Habit Doughnut Dispensary, centered in the trendy LoHi neighborhood, is serving up fresh-made doughnuts with a side of whiskey.
The shop’s drool-worthy “doughnuts under the influence,” crafted by pastry chef Jason Graf, are available speared with a pipette — those plastic dropper tubes from your high school science classes — filled with whiskey or, if you prefer, rum, vodka, Kahlua, Bailey’s Irish Creme … the list goes on.
One look at Habit’s extensive daily doughnut list makes it easy to see why it consistently ranks among Colorado’s best doughnut shops, with or without a buzz.
Monday features the OG Blackout (chocolate ganache, cookie crumble and chocolate drizzle), the Daily Chai (chai tea glaze, brown sugar and butter streusels and cinnamon powdered sugar) and the Basic B, with white chocolate pumpkin cremeux filling and bruleed malted milk glaze.
Tuesdays, the menu includes Blood Orange (blood orange rosemary glaze, lavender streusel and white chocolate drizzle), the Peppermint Patty (mint buttercream filling and mint chocolate ganache) and the Carbon, with dark chocolate espresso cremeux filling, espresso glaze and white chocolate drizzle.
On Wednesday, Habit welcomes back the Hella Nutella (Nutella cremeux filling, Nutella ganache, white chocolate filling and toaste hazelnuts), the PB&J (strawberry jam, peanut butter drizzle and candied peanuts) and the Gingersnapper (nutmeg glaze, gingerbread streusel and molasses drizzle).
Thursday features the Matcha Matcha (matcha green tea glaze, dark chocolate drizzle and toasted sesame seeds) and Dad’s Pecan Pie (bacon pecan pie filling, bruleed malted milk glaze, vanilla whip and candied bacon).
Fridays feature the French Toast, made with doughnut French toast, powdered sugar and plenty of maple syrup; Saturdays are for Smores, with chocolate ganache, graham cracker streusel and toasted meringue; and Sundays are sweet with the Orange Crush — orange creamsicle fluff and orange dreamsicle glaze — Go Broncos.
These are just a few of the more eye-catching from Habit’s menu; there are at least six featured doughnuts for all seven days of the week, with a few of the popular favorites on rotation.
Next time you’re in the Mile High City, start your day right with Habit Doughnuts and whiskey — with or without a cup of coffee.
Habit Doughnut Dispensary is located at 1553 Platte St #130, Denver, CO 80202. For more information, visit Habit Doughnuts.