“Do yourself a favour and buy the best you can. Get that good, good marmalade and a decent gin. Also, keep your gin and triple sec in the freezer, and freeze a couple of martini glasses too,” recommends food writer and chef Max Halley.

“That frosted glass is a rare treat, and essential for a perfect martini – at breakfast, or any other time.”

Breakfast Martini
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Breakfast Martini
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Nutrition Facts
Breakfast martini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 86mg4%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 14IU0%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Breakfast martini

The perfect martini for brunch
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: British
Servings: 2
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Max Halley and Ben Benton


  • Cocktail shaker


  • Ice
  • 2 tbsp fine-cut marmalade
  • 100 ml gin
  • 2 tbsp triple sec or Cointreau
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 slice of bread, toasted


  • Put a few lumps of ice in a martini glass and fill it with water to chill.
  • Put the marmalade in a cocktail shaker with the gin and triple sec and stir and stir until the marmalade has dissolved.
  • Fill the shaker with ice, add the lemon juice and stir and stir and stir making sure the spoon goes right to the bottom of the shaker. Don’t shake it like that philistine Bond, it will only water it down.
  • Stir 50 times – count them. The shaker will have become so frosty and cold you will hardly be able to touch it.
  • Sling the iced water from the glass and pour the sparkly liquid through a sieve into it. On the side of your martini, have a slither of cold, heavily buttered toast with marmalade on it. Why should the toast be cold? Because as my mum says, ‘Butter should be ON toast, not IN toast’.


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

Max’s Picnic Book by Max Halley and Ben Benton, photography by Louise Hagger, is published by Hardie Grant.

Max’s Picnic Book: An Ode to the Art of Eating Outdoors, From the Authors of Max's Sandwich Book
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Halley, Max (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

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