101 Best New Cocktails: Breakfast Club by Timos Spanos, The Daffodil, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

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Timos Spanos, The Daffodil, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK

“The main idea when I was designing the drink was to deliver something with a ‘country’ feel as we live in the Cotswolds in the UK. We try to support local producers, such as The Chase Distillery, and their great products. Chase Marmalade Vodka was the ingredient that I chose, and because we were already doing business with a small Artisan Marmalade Company from Gloucester I asked if they could make me a bespoke citrus marmalade for my cocktail. They created a mix of Seville oranges, lime, lemon and pink grapefruit zest which gives an incredibly tangy taste to the drink. The presentation couldn’t be anything else but a traditional English jam jar with a gingham cloth cover on top – a trademark of the country life and one of the best sellers in our bar,” Timos Spanos.

50 ml (1.7 oz) Chase Marmalade VodkaBreakfast Club - Copy

20 ml (.66 oz) Cointreau

20 ml (.66 oz) fresh lemon juice

10 ml (.33 oz) simple syrup

2 teaspoons orange marmalade

Shake all ingredients with ice and pour into a jam jar filled with crushed ice, finish with a gingham cover and two straws.

gaz sez:   This one’s like Salvatore Calabrese’s Breakfast Martini on steroids, and it works really well if you use a honey syrup (50:50 honey dissolved in water) instead of the simple syrup.  I admit to adding a couple of dashes of The Bitter Truth’s Old Time Aromatic Bitters to my Breakfast Club cocktail, too, but you know me—I’m a hog for bitters!

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