Espresso Martini

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Despite it being quite new, the Espresso Martini is one of the most popular cocktails in the world. You could call it the perfect after-dinner meal drink (replacing coffee), or the sophisticated drinker's 'Vodka Redbull.'
Espresso Martini cocktail

Ingredients:

Serve in a Martini glass

  • 1 1/2 shots vodka
  • 1/2 shot coffee liqueur (like Kahlua)
  • 1 shot of freshly brewed espresso
  • 1/2 shot vanilla syrup
Garnish3 espresso beans

How to Make:

  1. Add all the ingredients to your Boston shaker.
  2. Shake hard for 15 – 20 seconds.
  3. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  4. Add the garnish.

About

The Espresso Martini is one of the new cocktails on the block, but despite it being new, it’s quickly risen to be amongst the most popular cocktails in the world. Some people go out just to drink them. I guess it’s not surprising – when you combine two legally addictive & commonly consumed drugs, you’re bound to create something that goes wild!

If you can, use freshly brewed espresso and shake it hard to create that foamy layer on top.

Variations

This is a great drink to experiment with. You can change the base spirit for vanilla vodka, tequila or dark rum. One of my favorite variations combines an aged Caribbean dark rum with vanilla syrup, top with whipped cream – it’s incredible!

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