Marmalade Sour



3 oz cachaca
1 oz lemon juice
2 dashes Fee’s orange bitters
1 egg white
2 tablespoons of low-sugar orange/citrus/grapefruit marmalade

Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass

Why waste marmalade on your toast when you can have it in a cocktail?

I discovered this recipe while wandering around our great Vancouver farmer’s market in Granville Island. While walking amongst all the great produce, I happened upon a stall of homemade preserves, and came to the epiphany, that marmalade would be an obvious addition to a Sour. After settling upon a low-sugar marmalade, I messed around with various base spirits, before settling on cachaça. The smoky fire of the cachaça was easily tamed by the tart sweetness of the marmalade, and a star was born!

Marmaldes in cocktails have become a recent trend, and an article on this trend will appear in February’s Food & Wine magazine. Be sure to pick it up to find this and many other interesting uses for marmalade.


Jamie Boudreau

~ by Jamie Boudreau on November 20, 2006.

8 Responses to “Marmalade Sour”

  1. The Marmalade Sour is a strong contender. I followed up on Food & Wine and was disappointed to find only a small blurb. However, in it you mention experiments with rye and ginger preserves. Now that sounds interesting. Any luck so far?

  2. oh..I love Marmalade drinks, such a nice consistency in your mouth as you drink it!
    What about a nice “Marmalita” my signature cocktail made with Reposado Tequila,lime juice, Cointerau, orange marmalade and fresh passion fruit……mmmhh
    Max from Italy

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  4. This was really beautiful! and you use my fav orchid too – oncidium.

  5. […] this original cocktail by Simo is somewhat similar to another drink I really enjoy, Jamie’s Marmalade Sour. A basic tequila sour with a citrusy twist, the Flor de Jalisco seems like the kind of cocktail […]

  6. […] search is over for a truly delicious marmalade cocktail. Many thanks to Jamie Boudreau at spiritsandcocktails for this wonderful Marmalade […]

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  8. […] saw this drink on Jamie Boudreau website. While he used 3 oz of cachaça in his drink i decided to reduce it to 2.5 oz. I felt that 3 oz was […]

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