Breakfast Martini

Cocktail recipe: Breakfast Martini

The Breakfast Martini was created by Salvatore Calabrese in 1996. Since then, it has become wildly popular. And no, there is nothing wrong in serving this for breakfast.

About the Breakfast Martini

This cocktail was created in 1996 by the famous bartender and long-term President of the United Kingdom Bartender Guild, Salvatore Calabrese. Mr. Calabrese started his career in London at no lesser place than at Dukes Hotel – a place I have previously referred to as Mekka for cocktail lovers.

As a twist of Calabrese’s original recipe, I like to garnish with a piece of toast instead of orange peel. Bonus: You can use the toast to scoop up the delicious orange marmalade from the martini glass.


What you need to make a Breakfast Martini

  • 3 parts Gin
  • 1 part Cointreau
  • 1 part fresh lemon juice
  • 1 spoon sweet orange marmalade
  • 1 slice of toast
  • Martini glass
  • Ice
  • Shaker
  • Bar spoon
  • Strain

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How to make the Breakfast Martini

  1. Chill the glass with ice and cold water
  2. Stir the marmalade with the liquids
  3. Shake with ice
  4. Strain into the chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with the toast



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