Breakfast Martini

Created in 1990s London by Salvatore Calabresse, this tangy Gin drink, the Breakfast Martini, is closely related to the Marmalade cocktail from the Savoy Cocktail book of 1930, combined with a twist on the equally classic White Lady cocktail. 

The use of marmalade adds a delightful mouthfeel to these variations on the ‘Sour’ formula. What the Breakfast Martini most definitely is NOT, is a Martini. However, as a drink from the 1990’s, the use of the word Martini was just tagged onto any drink served in a cocktail glass, aka ‘Martini’ glass. You can add Appletinis, Espresso Martinis and the like to this somewhat confusing era of cocktail naming! 




  • 45 ml GIN (3 parts)
  • 15 ml TRIPLE SEC (1 part)
  • 22.5 ml LEMON JUICE (1 1/2 parts)
  • 7.5 ml ORANGE MARMALADE (1 tsp)
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How to make it

  • 1 – Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker
  • 2 – Use a spoon to dissolve the marmalade into the liquids before adding ice
  • 3 – Fill shaker with ice
  • 4 – Shake hard and fine strain into a cocktail glass
  • 5 – Garnish with a twist of orange
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