The Espresso Martini is a variant of a classic vodka drink with a strong emphasis on caffeine. As the cocktail contains a shot of espresso, this also adds caffeine content to the drink which is sure to liven you up. The drink also features Kahlúa, a blend of coffee liqueur and rum. The Espresso Martini is served in a cocktail glass and presented with a garnish of coffee beans on top. For the espresso, we recommend taking a look at our friends over at Pact coffee who will be sure to sort you out—save £3 on your first bag too!

What you need to make the Espresso Martini

For the drink
  • 50 ml vodka
  • 35 ml Kahlúa coffee liqueur
  • Sugar syrup (to taste)
  • 1 shot chilled espresso
  • Ice cubes
For the garnish
  • Coffee beans

How to make

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the vodka, coffee liqueur, sugar syrup and espresso.
  2. Shake vigorously to combine the drink.
  3. Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with a few coffee beans.

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