MxMo LXII: Morning Drinks

It’s time for Mixology Monday once again, and this months topic, as chosen by Kevin at Cocktail Enthusiast, is Breakfast Drinks. His challenge is simple: create a cocktail for morning consumption, utilizing common breakfast ingredients, or being more creative and using infusions, bitters, etc. An interesting challenge considering that although the cocktail once dominated the early morning hours, it has definitely shifted to an evening beverage.

Now when I think of breakfast cocktails, my mind immediately jumps to the more obvious (The Bloody Mary or Mimosa), or the slightly less obvious (Ramos Gin Fizz or Corpse Reviver #2). However, there really isn’t the level of variety in morning drinks as there is for the traditional night cap.

So for this month, I have created my own twist on Salvatore Calabrese’s Breakfast Martini. I chose to utilize Bols Genever as my base spirit as I have been on a genever kick lately, and it is just a step outside the box from the more traditional gin or vodka morning drink. I infused the genever with Earl Grey tea, and combined it with Valencia orange juice, lemon juice, orange marmalade, egg white for texture, and orange bitters to balance it all out. Cheers!

The Morning Dutchman
2 oz Earl Grey infused Genever
1/2 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon Marmalade
1 Egg White
2 Dashes Orange Bitters

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