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Espresso Martini Recipe

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This Espresso Martini recipe is the perfect pick me up to enjoy that packs a ton of flavor, espresso coffee, mixed with your favorite Vodka and coffee liquor. Once you try this recipe it will become your new favorite drink when you need something to perk you up!  

Espresso Martini

If you have yet to hear about an Espresso Martini, I am here to tell you this is the drink you have been looking for! Not only is it frothy and delicious but has the perfect amount of pick me up to have you hanging out with your friends well into the night. You will love the strong sweet flavor that will make you want to keep sipping. Pair this with our traditional Martini recipe or our Cadbury Creme Egg Martini. 

Espresso Martini

How to Make an Espresso Martini

1. Make the espresso coffee and leave it to cool.

2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

3. Add the vodka followed by the Kahlua then pour over the espresso coffee.

4. Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds.

5. Strain into a cold martini glass, top with coffee beans, and serve.

Espresso Martini

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • You want to be sure to use real espresso coffee to make this drink. You need it not only for the flavor but also for the espresso crema. This gives the Espresso Martini a nice frothy top. 
  • No espresso machine? No problem. Stop by your favorite coffee shop the day you plan to make these and pick up a couple of espressos. 
  • You want to be sure to use cooled espresso to prevent the ice from melting and making your drink watered down. You can easily cool it down by placing it in the freezer.
  • In this recipe, we used plain vodka, but vanilla vodka is a delicious flavor twist as well. 
  • Kahlua is the most used coffee liqueur when making this drink, but feel free to use another kind if you prefer. 
  • You can add in ½ ounce of simple sugar if you prefer. This will make your drink a little sweeter. 
Espresso Martini

Storage

You will want to enjoy your Espresso martini right away for the best flavor and texture. We do not recommend storing this for later. 

Espresso Martini
How do you get the frothy top of an espresso martini?

To get the nice frothy top you want to make sure you vigorously shake the cocktail ingredients over plenty of ice. Plan to shake it longer than you usually shake other drinks. If you’re having trouble getting the Espresso Cocktail frothy you can cheat by adding a teaspoon of Aquafaba (the juice from chickpeas) You won’t be able to taste it and it will give you a very frothy top!

Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Espresso Martini recipe is the perfect pick me up to enjoy that packs a ton of flavor, espresso coffee, mixed with your favorite Vodka and coffee liquor. Once you try this recipe it will become your new favorite drink when you need something to perk you up! 

Ingredients

  • 1-ounce espresso coffee
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1-ounce coffee liqueur (such as Kahlua) • 3 coffee beans, for garnish

Instructions

    Make the espresso coffee and leave it to cool.

    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

    Add the vodka followed by the Kahlua then pour over the espresso coffee.

    Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds.

    Strain into a cold martini glass, top with coffee beans, and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 487Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 899mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 10gSugar: 31gProtein: 13g

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