Bartending: 9 Essential Breakfast Cocktail Recipes
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. That’s good enough for bartenders. Do you need any more justification for having a drink at 6 or 9 or 11 in the morning? So maybe you don’t mix up an alcoholic beverage before you head off to the office every morning, but sometimes a drink with a little kick is appropriate before noon.
If you’re going to lay around the house on a quiet Saturday, why not start the day with a splash of Bushmills Irish Whiskey in a cup of hot tea? It’ll put you in a relaxed frame of mind. If you’re entertaining friends for brunch on a Sunday, skip the traditional Screwdriver (vodka and OJ) or Mimosa (champagne and OJ) and serve something a little more exotic.
You’re sure to find something here that will awaken your taste buds and get your day off to a great start.
2 oz. Gin
3/4 oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec
3/4 oz. Freshly-Squeezed Lemon Juice
1 tsp orange marmalade
Mix or shake in cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Strain into cocktail glass and serve. Garnish with a lemon twist.
A breakfast martini is a form of cocktail created by bartender Salvatore Calabrese.
1-1/2 oz. Vodka
1 tsp. Lemon Juice
4 oz. Chilled Beef Bouillon
Dash Salt and Pepper
Shake and serve in a tall glass. Garnish with a Lemon Wedge.
One of the “Hair of the Dog” hangover cures, along with the Bloody Mary.
Bushmills Hot Irish Tea
1-1/2 oz. Bushmills Irish Whiskey
4 oz. Hot Tea
In a mug, stir the ingredients well. Add a Cinnamon Stick. Serves 7.
1-1/4 oz. Bacardi Light or Dark Rum
1 tsp. Sugar
1 oz. Milk
Mix in a shaker and strain into a glass. Sprinkle with Nutmeg. Serves 2.
Morning Glory Fizz
2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. White Crème de Cacao
1 oz. Light Cream
4 oz. Club Soda
Freshly grated Nutmeg
Pour the Vodka, Crème de Cacao, and Cream into a shaker two-thirds full of ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Add Club Soda; stir well. Sprinkle with Nutmeg. Serves 4.
1-1/2 oz. Stoli Ohranj Vodka
1/4 oz. Hiram Walker Peach Schnapps
1/4 oz. Cranberry Juice
Mix all ingredients over ice.
For uptown, upscale parties only.
1-1/2 oz. Baileys Irish Cream
Pour Irish Cream in a glass and fill with Hot Tea.
The Vermont Breakfast
1-1/2 oz. Bakon Vodka
4 big drops Maple Syrup
Shake on ice and serve in a shot glass. Serves 3.
1 part Bakon Vodka
1 part Pinnacle Original Whipped Vodka
Serve in a shot glass. No need to chill. Serves 3.