Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Breakfast Martini

The Breakfast Martini

(from Beautiful Cocktails, published by Bombay Gin)

Created by Mr. Salvatore Calabrese at the Lanesborough Hotel Library Bar, London

½ shot Martini Extra-Dry vermouth
2 ½ shots Bombay Sapphire gin
¼ shot freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 spoon of light orange marmalade

Stir vermouth with ice in a mixing glass and strain to discard excess vermouth, leaving only a coating on the ice.  Pour Bombay Sapphire into mixing glass containing coated ice, stir and strain into a frosted glass.   Garnish with orange peel.

N.b.:  As a literalist, I find the concept of a Breakfast Martini fairly shocking, but would still prefer this cocktail as a breakfast drink (or more likely, breakfast itself after a night on the tiles) than something to be consumed later in the day.  However, I do not care for Bombay Sapphire gin.  I strongly prefer regular Bombay.

Salvatore Calabese of the Lanesborough Hotel

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