Cocktail Of The Week: The Breakfast Martini

The weekend is here and we’re back with our Cocktail of the Week: The Breakfast Martini.

martI’ve always been told that you’re just a flat-out drunk if you drink before noon. But, hey…if you’re gonna be one, you may as well have a drink that caters to your lifestyle.

The breakfast martini was created by bartender Salvatore Calabrese. The most famous “marmalade cocktail”, it is a gin martini with marmalade, orange liqueur, and lemon juice in place of vermouth.

The drink was invented in 2000 at the Library Bar at the Lanesborough Hotel in London, England. A similar drink, the Marmalade Cocktail, was invented in the 1920s by Harry Craddock and published in his standard reference book, the Savoy Cocktail Book.

The name has been applied to various other martini-style drinks as well.

Glass: Martini / Coupe


  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • .5 oz Combier
  • .75 oz Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Rhubarb marmalade


Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.

Shake very hard and strain into a chilled coupe glass.

Float a lemon wheel on top for garnish.


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