The Breakfast Martini

The Breakfast Martini

Dear neighbour, I understand you are a keener, but seriously who starts mowing the lawn at 7:30 am anyways – the only thing missing is a leafblower, but I guess I’ll have to wait til fall for that pleasure.

OK, now that I’ve got that off my chest its time to make a drink and ease into the real weekend. To me it all begins when you wake up on Saturday morning, the less plans you have the better. Friday night you’re still shaking off the reality of the week, Saturday is a day full of opportunities, anything could happen if you’re playing it right.

So, with that in mind we present the Hendricks Breakfest Martini – yummy Orange Marmalade mixed with Triple Sec and one of the most delicious Gins out there, Hendricks. Cheers, it’ll make you forget you forgot to pick up bacon.


  • 3 oz Hendricks Gin
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • 1/4 oz dash of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp orange marmalade
  • Toast

Add 1 tsp of orange marmalade to the gin in a cocktail shaker, stir until it mostly dissolves. Add triple sec, lemon juice and 3 ice cubes. Shake vigorously and strain into chilled martini glass. Add small triangles of buttered toast with orange marmalade. Whistle for rover to bring in the Saturday paper, loosen the bathrobe a bit, then sit back and enjoy.

Maybe make a second one and take it over to the neighbour. What’s the worst that could happen?