Breakfast in Bed

A light brown drink with mint and purple flower garnish, a bottle of amaro and a white flower on a white background
Photo courtesy of Nitecap

Courtesy Natasha David, co-owner, Nitecap, New York City

This is a cobbler-style drink—a 19th-century cocktail served over crushed or pebble ice. They were often served with an elaborate garnish, so don’t skimp on the mint bouquet! This version starts with a base of rich sweet vermouth, given additional depth by small amounts of orange marmalade and Branca Menta, a minty amaro.

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  • 2 ounces sweet vermouth, like Carpano Antica Formula
  • ¾ ounces lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Fernet Branca Menta
  • 1 teaspoon orange marmalade
  • Mint bouquet (for garnish)

In cocktail shaker with ice, combine ingredients (except garnish). Shake well, then strain into rocks glass over crushed ice. Garnish with mint bouquet.

Published on January 4, 2019
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Kara Newman 
Spirits Editor

Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She’s the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip., NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening and Cocktails With a Twist, released August 2019. Email:

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