The Best Espresso Martini Recipes

The Best Espresso Martini Recipes

An espresso martini is a great drink for any time of the day. This caffeine-fueled drink is smooth and delicious, with just the right balance of sweet and strong. Made with vodka, coffee liqueur and espresso, the espresso martini is your new favourite way of waking up in the morning or enjoying a quick pick-me-up anytime during the day!

How to make an espresso martini

To make all the below espresso martinis, add all ingredients to a shaker with ice, shake hard, and fine strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with 3 espresso beans.

Find all the best espresso martini recipes here;

The classic espresso martini

  1. 1.5oz vodka
  2. .5oz Kahlua
  3. .5oz simple syrup
  4. 2oz espresso

Espresso martinis are a great way to add a little something special to your cocktail repertoire. They can be made with any brand of coffee liqueur, but it's best if you use one that doesn't have an overpowering sweetness.

A person garnishing the best espresso martini with espresso beans

That's all great, but how do I make my espresso martini frothy?

The secret to a silky smooth espresso martini is shaking it hard with lots of ice for at least 20 seconds, or about as long as it takes to sing Hakuna Matata.

The best mezcal espresso martini recipe

  1. 1.5oz smoky mezcal
  2. .5oz Kahlua
  3. .5oz simple syrup
  4. 2oz espresso

This recipe isn't wildly different from the classic. However, the smoky flavour of the mezcal adds a delicious touch to the cocktail.

A person fine strains the best espresso martini into a chilled martini glass

Espresso martini with baileys

This is very similar to the classic, except you remove the Kahlua and make an espresso martini and baileys.

  1. 1.5oz vanilla vodka
  2. .5oz baileys
  3. .5oz simple syrup
  4. 2oz espresso

This espresso martini and baileys is sweet, so try it without the simple syrup for something that won't give you a cavity.

Some things to note about espresso martinis. They're dangerous as they're so delicious, it's easy to string 2 or 3 into one sitting–but be weary. They're strong. If you're wondering how much alcohol is in an espresso martini - it's about two standard drinks.

Always enjoy your espresso martinis responsibly, and in good company.

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