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Breakfast martini

Published on April 19, 2016
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After spying this marmalade martini on the Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth’s intriguing cocktail menu, we’re making breakfast cocktails a thing

‘Nothing beats homemade marmalade,’ says the Greenbank Hotel‘s head mixologist Matt, ‘but we’ve thoroughly enjoyed trialling and testing different concoctions to create our best breakfast martini yet.

‘I’m not usually a fan of the preserve but I love this cocktail – it’s such a lip-smackingly smooth drink with a sublime citrusy tang,’ adds Matt.

Breakfast martini

Makes 1

You will need

Tarquin’s gin 40ml
Triple Sec 20ml
Lemon 1/2, juice freshly squeezed
Sugar syrup 10ml
Marmalade 2 heaped tsp


  1. Shake all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker, then add crushed ice once the marmalade has started to dissolve. If you haven’t got a cocktail shaker at home, a jam jar will also work.
  2. Serve strained into a martini glass and garnish with orange peel spirals. Grab some thickly cut buttered toast for a contrasting crunch and enjoy, whatever time of the day.

Mixologist’s tip: ‘The quality of the marmalade is the crucial part of this sweet and sour orange cocktail. The better it is, the better the taste,’ says Matt.

Try two cocktails for £10 at the hotel every Friday evening from 5pm.


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