One of the earliest—and still the most famous—examples of jam as an ingredient in a cocktail revival era. Bartender Salvatore Calabrese created the drink at the Lanesborough, a posh hotel in Mayfair. “I’m a very typical Italian person,” he said. “The first thing in the morning, all I can do is an espresso. I’m like a zombie.” He said his wife made him eat marmalade. The bitter, tangy flavor intrigued him, leading him to create the cocktail. Some have noticed a similarity between this cocktail and the Marmalade Cocktail found in the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book. Calabrese says he was not aware of the Savoy recipe when he created this drink.
- 1 spoonful English orange marmalade
- 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 1 2/3 ounces gin
- 1/2 ounce Curaçao or Cointreau
Garnish: orange peel
- Stir the marmalade with the lemon juice at the bottom of a cocktail shaker until it dissolves.
- Add the gin and Curaçao. Shake with ice. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail coupe.
- Shred some orange peel on the top of the drink as a garnish.