The origin of the Breakfast Martini cocktail is credited to the famous bartender Salvatore Calabrese. Calabrese created this cocktail in the late 1990s during his time at the Library Bar at The Lanesborough hotel in London.
Calabrese wanted to create a cocktail that could be enjoyed as a "liquid breakfast" and that would embody the flavors of a traditional English breakfast. He aimed to combine the brightness of citrus with the richness of marmalade to create a unique and refreshing drink.
The Breakfast Martini quickly gained popularity and became a staple in cocktail bars around the world. Its unique combination of gin, lemon juice, orange marmalade, and orange liqueur creates a balanced and flavorful cocktail that is perfect for early morning indulgence or any time of the day.
The Breakfast Martini has since become a classic cocktail and is often enjoyed as a brunch drink or as a luxurious treat to start the day. Its popularity has led to many variations and adaptations, but the original recipe by Salvatore Calabrese remains a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts.
STIR marmalade with gin in base of shaker until it dissolves
Add other ingredients, SHAKE with ice and fine strain into chilled glass