Stop the mimosas, stop the plane champagne and Bloody Marys at the Sunday brunch, and ask for a breakfast martini! This wonderful concoction was created by master barman Salvatore Calabrese of the former Bar Fifty in London during his tenure at the Lanesborough Hotel. This is what I call the gateway drink for persons who dare not try gin and the best part is eating the mini toast after I’ve finished the drink and it’s soaked up all the flavors. I’ve enjoyed this cocktail on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed neither will you!
God bless and cheers,
The Breakfast Martini
1 ½ ounces No. 209 Gin
¾ ounces fresh lemon juice
¾ ounces Cointreau
1 teaspoon light marmalade (not too much rind)
1 slice mini toast for garnish
Combine all ingredients (except the mini toast) and shake hard with ice. Strain into a chilled 4 -5 oz. cocktail glass, and garnish with mini toast.