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Welcome to the sophisticated world of Espresso Martinis! This cocktail is a perfect blend of rich, bold espresso and smooth, flavorful vodka, all enhanced by the sweet complexity of coffee liqueur and a touch of simple syrup. Known for its energizing effect, the Espresso Martini effortlessly marries your love for coffee with the allure of a good cocktail.
Originating in London in the 1980s, it has since become a popular choice among coffee and cocktail enthusiasts alike, adored for its deep, inviting flavor and its elegant presentation.
Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just looking for an exciting way to elevate your evening, this Espresso Martini recipe is an excellent choice. You can also try our Rich Chocolate Espresso Martini recipe Let’s delve into the art of crafting this coffee-inspired classic cocktail!
Here’s the equipment you’ll need to prepare the Espresso Martini:
- Cocktail Shaker
- Martini Glass
- Measuring Jigger
Tips and Tricks
- Espresso: Use freshly brewed espresso for the best flavor. If you don’t have an espresso machine, strong-brewed coffee can be used as a substitute.
- Shaking: Shake the cocktail until the shaker becomes very cold. This not only mixes the ingredients well but also gives your Espresso Martini a nice frothy top.
- Chilled Glass: Always serve your Espresso Martini in a chilled glass. This helps to maintain the cocktail’s temperature and enhances its flavor.
- Garnishing: For an added touch, consider lightly roasting the coffee beans used for garnish. This will enhance their aroma and add another depth of flavor to your cocktail.
- 1.5 ounces (or 45 milliliters) of Vodka
- 1 ounce (or 30 milliliters) of Coffee Liqueur (like Kahlúa)
- 1 ounce (or 30 milliliters) of Freshly Brewed Espresso, cooled
- 0.5 ounce (or 15 milliliters) of Simple Syrup
- Coffee Beans, for garnish
- Chill the Glass: First, start by chilling your martini glass. You can do this by filling it with ice and water and setting it aside while you prepare the cocktail.
- Mix the Ingredients: In your cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, coffee liqueur, freshly brewed espresso, and simple syrup.
- Shake: Add a handful of ice to the shaker. Secure the lid tightly, and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. You want to shake it until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty and very cold to the touch.
- Prepare the Glass: Empty the ice water from your now chilled martini glass.
- Strain: Using a strainer, strain the cocktail mixture into your chilled martini glass. You want to ensure no ice or coffee grounds make their way into the glass.
- Garnish and Serve: Garnish your Espresso Martini with a few coffee beans on top, and it's ready to serve! Enjoy this refreshing, energizing cocktail responsibly.
Each serving of Espresso Martini contains approximately:
- Calories: 240
- Carbohydrates: 16g
- Protein: 0g
- Fat: 0g
- Sugar: 16g
- Alcohol content: Approx. 14g
Please note that these values can vary slightly depending on the exact brands of ingredients used.
Alcohol Consumption Warning
The Espresso Martini is intended for responsible adults of legal drinking age. It should not be consumed by individuals under the legal drinking age, pregnant women, or anyone with a medical condition that contraindicates alcohol consumption. Please enjoy responsibly and do not drink and drive.
Remember, the effects of alcohol can impair judgment and coordination. Never drink and drive, and always arrange for a designated driver or a safe ride home if you plan on consuming alcohol.