Cocktail of the Week: Espresso Martini
It’s rich, indulgent, creamy, and the shot of espresso will make sure you keep up with your work mates if you find yourself flagging at the office Christmas do. It could only be one classic, and most definitely one of our favourites; the Espresso Martini.
In 1984 a top model came into the famous late bartender Dick Bradsells bar with a rather special cocktail request. She asked for something sophisticated, edgy and strong – and so the famous Espresso Martini was born. The rest is history and today it is one of the most popular, and classy cocktails.
As a drink, it’s deliciously confusing – coffee and vodka just shouldn’t be allowed to taste this good together, but it does! The liqueur has a sweetness, the espresso gives it a rich depth, and the vodka delivers that essential kick to get your evening going. All topped off – of course – with the thick, luxurious, foam that sits at the top of the glass.
Want to know how to make your own at home? See below our simple – but delicious – recipe.
What you’ll need:
A handful of ice
35ml Kalhua, Tia Maria, or similar
35ml fresh espresso
Coffee beans, to garnish
How to make it:
Chill your martini glasses in the freezer for at least 20 minutes before serving. Put the ice in a cocktail shaker, followed by the vodka, liqueur and lastly the coffee. Taste and add a little more liqueur if you prefer it sweeter and then shake for 20 seconds. Lastly, strain into your chilled glasses, top with 3 coffee beans, serve immediately, and let your evening begin!
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