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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.

Breakfast Martini

2 oz. Gin

3/4 oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec

3/4 oz. Freshly-Squeezed Lemon Juice

1 tsp orange marmalade

Lemon Twist

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

Dash Worcestershire

Dash Tabasco

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.

Egg Nog

1-1/4 oz. Bacardi Light or Dark Rum

1 Egg

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.

Ohranj Juice

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.

Tinker’s Tea

1-1/2 oz. Baileys Irish Cream

Hot Tea

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.

Waffle Shot

1 part Bakon Vodka

1 part Pinnacle Original Whipped Vodka

Serve in a shot glass. No need to chill. Serves 3.

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