They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we say it’s much more fun when served with a morning cocktail.

These delicious drinks include ingredients like fresh fruit, marmalade, bacon and avocado to help you ease into your day. The next time you’re throwing a breakfast party or have something special to celebrate, mix up one of these delightful breakfast cocktails.

Melon See, Melon Dew cocktail with garnish, hanging monkeys

Melon See, Melon Dew

Melon See, Melon Dew

Courtesy of Irvington

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Monkey 47 Gin
  • .75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • .75 oz. House-Made Cantaloupe Puree
  • .75 oz. House-Made Honeydew Puree
  • .5 oz. Simple Syrup

Preparation: Add all ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a plastic monkey.


Flight of the Concords, cocktail with fruit garnish and striped straw

Flight of the Concords

Photo by Julia Keim

Flight of the Concords

Courtesy of Playa Real Tequila

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Mandarin Playa Real Tequila
  • .75 oz. Concord Grape Jam or Jelly
  • .5 oz. Lime Juice
  • .25 oz. Blue Curacao
  • 2-3 dashes Tiki Bitters (Optional)
  • Grape Soda (to Top)
  • 3 Grapes (to Garnish)
  • Lime Wheel (to Garnish)

Preparation: Combine all liquid ingredients, save for the soda, to a shaker tin with ice. Shake and strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice. Garnish with grapes and a lime wheel.


Breakfast Martini, cocktail with bottle and garnishes

Breakfast Martini

Photo by Rick Liston Photography

Breakfast Martini

Courtesy of Four Pillars Gin

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
  • .75 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp. Four Pillars Orange Marmalade
  • Orange Peel (to Garnish)

Preparation: Chill a coupe or wine glass well. Mix gin and marmalade in a shaker, until the marmalade has dissolved. Top with lemon juice and lots of ice, shake well, and strain. Garnish with an orange twist.


Maple Bacon Old Fashioned, cocktail with bacon garnish, breakfast on table

Maple Bacon Old Fashioned

Maple Bacon Old Fashioned

Courtesy of Slater’s 50/50

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Slater’s 50/50 Bacon Washed Bourbon*
  • .5 oz Maple Syrup
  • 4 dashes Whiskey Barrel Bitters
  • Half Slice of Bacon (to Garnish)
  • Circular Orange Swath (to Garnish)

Preparation: Fill a shaker tin with liquid ingredients. Fill with ice and then shake vigorously. Strain into a coupe glass. Squeeze and drop a circular orange swath into the middle of the glass. Place freshly a warmed half slice of bacon on the edge of the glass.

*Slater’s 50/50 Bacon Washed Bourbon

Ingredients:

  • 1 750mL Bottle Bourbon
  • .25 cup Warm Bacon Grease

Preparation: Remove approximately .25 cup bourbon from the bottle. Pour in warm bacon grease. Cover and let stand at room temperature for four hours, shaking the bottle periodically.  Fasten lid and chill for 3-7 days. Pour chilled bourbon through a wire-mesh strainer lined with a coffee filter into a bowl. Make sure the bottle has been properly cleaned, and pour the washed bourbon back into the bottle to store. Bacon Washed Bourbon can be stored at room temperature for up to six months.


Avocado Smash, cocktail with toast garnish and bottles

Avocado Smash

Avocado Smash

Courtesy of Greenbar Distillery

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Slow Hand Six Woods Whiskey
  • .5 oz. Grand Hops Amaro
  • 1 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz. Toast-Infused Simple Syrup
  • Semi Ripe Avocado
  • Aleppo Chili Flakes (to Garnish)
  • Sea Salt (to Garnish)
  • Toast Points (to Garnish)

Preparation: Make the toast-infused simple syrup the day before by combining 50/50 sugar and water and letting it infuse with dark toast for 2-3 hours, then strain and refrigerate. For the cocktail, combine whiskey, lemon juice and simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake hard and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Place half an avocado in a bowl, top with Grand Hops Amaro and muddle until semi chunky. Spoon muddled avocado on top of drink. Sprinkle chili and sea salt on top, then garnish with toast points.


Cinnamon Toast Crunk cocktail

Cinnamon Toast Crunk

Photo by Mikey Boyle

Cinnamon Toast Crunk

Courtesy of Beauty & Essex

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Hennessy VS
  • .75 oz. Almond Milk
  • .5 oz. Vanilla Simple Syrup
  • Crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal (Optional)

Preparation: Add ingredients to a shaker tin with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. If desired, rim the rocks glass with crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal before pouring in the cocktail.