Breakfast Martini
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Breakfast Martini
Cocktail recipe

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4.52 / 5
Created by Salvatore Calabrese, inspired by a time when his wife insisted that he had some toast and marmalade. The Breakfast Martini has a bittersweet flavour and a great texture ... more Created by Salvatore Calabrese, inspired by a time when his wife insisted that he had some toast and marmalade. The Breakfast Martini has a bittersweet flavour and a great texture from the marmalade.
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Lemon
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29.91% | 3.32 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Breakfast Martini is an intriguing blend of traditional and unexpected, where the tartness of lemon juice harmoniously balances with the sweetness of Cointreau and marmalade, all sharply sliced through by the crisp gin. This cocktail not only awakens the palate with its bittersweet layers and splendid texture but smartly encapsulates a morning ritual in a sophisticated glass, making it a delightful paradox of breakfast-meets-bar sophistication.

Method
How to make a Breakfast Martini

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a cocktail shaker add the marmalade, gin, lemon juice and Cointreau
Next break down the marmalade by mixing with a bar spoon before adding ice and shaking for slightly longer than normal to mix the marmalade properly
Strain into a chilled martini glass
Garnish with a lemon peel twist and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

Who invented the Breakfast Martini and what is its origin?

The Breakfast Martini was invented by Salvatore Calabrese in the late 1990s at the Library Bar of the Lanesborough Hotel in London. It was inspired by his desire to incorporate his morning ritual of marmalade on toast into a cocktail.

FAQ

What is the ideal type of gin for a Breakfast Martini?

The ideal gin for a Breakfast Martini is a high-quality London Dry Gin. Its crisp and juniper-forward profile complements the sweet and citrusy flavors of the other ingredients.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of citrus instead of lemon juice?

While lemon juice is the traditional choice for its bright acidity and balance, you can experiment with other citrus juices like lime or grapefruit for a twist on the classic. However, the overall flavor profile will change, so adjust to taste.

FAQ

Is there a specific type of marmalade recommended for the Breakfast Martini?

The classic Breakfast Martini calls for a good quality orange marmalade. Choosing one that is slightly bitter can add a depth of flavor to the cocktail, balancing the sweetness and acidity.

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How important is the shaking method for the Breakfast Martini?

Shaking is crucial for the Breakfast Martini, as it not only chills the drink but also emulsifies the marmalade with the other ingredients, creating a smooth texture and ensuring even distribution of flavors.

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