Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Squid Mixes: Breakfast Martini

At my wife's requested, I made Breakfast Martinis from David Lebovitz's recipe: orange marmelade, lemon juice, gin, Grand Marnier or Cointreau (I used the latter), orange twist for garnish.  Muddle the marmelade in the lemon juice, then shake with the rest.  The result is much what you'd expect: an orangey martini.

I do take issue with Lebovitz on some of his awkward measurements.  1.75 ounces of gin - seriously?  It was a little better when I doubled it for two drinks but 3.5 is still unusual.  Fortunately, I have the graded measuring cup for the job but most people wouldn't.

14 comments:

  1. I would have to taste this but it sounds a little to "much" ?
    parsnip

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    1. It was not as exceedingly sweet as I would have expected - a nice alternative to a mimosa, perhaps.

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  2. I've still never had a martini...

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    1. You'd have to decide how you feel about gin or vodka first.

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  3. I never have breakfast with Martini....
    I should try it

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    1. I'm so-so with breakfast/brunch cocktails. I love bloody marys but would really rather have one in the evening, or at least late afternoon. In the morning, I'd rather have coffee.

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  4. This sounds a bit on the sweet side with the marmalade but I would still try it and probably find it yummy

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  5. Orange marmalade makes everything better.

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    1. You do like your citrus, don't you? Except lemons, I guess?

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  6. This sounds tasty. I agree- the measurements seem a little odd for a lot of people. Glad you have the right measuring tool. Thanks for sharing. :)
    ~Jess

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  7. Don't really care for it at breakfast, but it sounds like it could be okay later in the day. Grand Mariner is always a good add.

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    1. I should try a Cointreau/Grand Marnier side-by-side comparison sometime.

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