Master of Cocktails Breakfast Martini

Right then cocktail fans. Trust we all had a cracking Christmas? Ready for a drink? Course you are…

For this week’s #MasterofCocktails (the last of 2014, I might add), we’re making what’s become something of a modern classic courtesy of Salvatore Calabrese (@CocktailMaestro). We are, of course, making a Breakfast Martini recipe.

Buttered toast at the ready…

Master of Cocktails Recipe Ingredients

You’ll be needing these…

List of Ingredients

We’re going to start with 50ml of Bathtub Gin:

Master of Cocktails Bathtub Gin

And whilst you’ve got the gin in the measuring jug – drop in 10ml of Marmalade. Needs to be really good Marmalade…

Voila. Much easier to measure that way:

Master of Cocktails Marmalade

Dump that into a shaker, measure out 10ml of Fresh Lemon Juice and add that too.

Master of Cocktails Lemon Juice

Finally, 15ml of Curacao or Triple Sec. I’m using Pierre Ferrand.

Master of Cocktails Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao

Now – stir for a good 30 seconds or so before you go anywhere *near* any ice. You need to dissolve the marmalade… Maybe even a minute…

Master of Cocktails Stir

When you’re comfortable that it’s as dissolved as it can be, bung in a handful of ice…

Master of Cocktails Ice

And shake until the shaker frosts up.

Master of Cocktails Frost

Double-strain into a cocktail glass…

Master of Cocktails Strain

Now garnish with an orange twist, and a slice of buttered toast. Naturally. Serve.

Master of Cocktails Bathtub Gin




Join us next week for the first #MasterofCocktails of 2015, where we’ll be making use of these ingredients…

Master of Cocktails Bathtub Gin

Next week, you’ll be needing these…
Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon, St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur, a Lemon and Angostura Bitters