Breakfast martini

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Breakfast martini
Primary alcohol by volume
ServedStraight up; without ice
Standard garnishlemon twist
Standard drinkware
Cocktail Glass (Martini).svg
Cocktail glass
Commonly used ingredients2 shots (50 ml) gin
3/4 shot (18.75 ml) Cointreau or triple sec
3/4 shot fresh lemon juice
1 spoon orange marmalade
PreparationMix or shake in cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Strain into glass and serve.

A breakfast martini is a form of cocktail created by bartender Salvatore Calabrese. The most famous "marmalade cocktail",[1] it is a gin martini with marmalade, orange liqueur, and lemon juice in place of vermouth.[2]

The drink was invented in 2000 at the Library Bar at the Lanesborough Hotel in London, England.[3] 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.[4]

The name has been applied to various other martini-style drinks as well.[5]


  1. ^ Camper English (2009-04-12). "Bartenders find new ways to sweeten the deal". San Francisco Chronicle.
  2. ^ Jon Bonné (2007-05-11). "Mother's Little Helpers". San Francisco Chronicle.
  3. ^ Jonathan Miles (2007-12-16). "A Toast to No Toast". New York Times.
  4. ^ Simon Difford (2008-12-27). "Simon Difford reveals his seasonal cocktail recipes". Belfast Telegraph.
  5. ^ Jenn Abelson (2005-03-03). "Brunch punch". Boston Globe.