The classic martini will always be my favourite, but of the non-classics, I think this is definitely one of the tastiest (even if it looks slightly alarming).
The breakfast martini was invented by Salvatore Calabrese in the Lanesborough hotel in London. It involves gin, marmalade, lemon juice and Cointreau or Triple Sec. However, I’ve had some lingonberry jam in my fridge from my last Ikea trip which I thought might make a nice substitute for the marmalade. My imagination went from there.
I muddled two teaspoons of jam with a laaaaaarge measure of gin (let’s say 3-4 measures). I then poured it into a frozen martini glass and topped up with some wild berry Swedish Rekorderlig cider.
And then I drank it. And it was good.
Of course, it doesn’t need to be breakfast time when you drink these…
It reminds me just a little bit of Lucille Bluth from Arrested Development.
“Get me a vodka rocks.”
“Mom, it’s breakfast.”
“And a piece of toast.”
My favourite Arrested Development character.