The Espresso Martini makes a great digestif if you enjoy coffee flavor.
Some notes before beginning:
- This version assumes you're using less sweet coffee liqueur like Mr. Black Cold Brew.
- If you're using something sweeter, like Kahlúa, you may want to omit the simple syrup entirely.
- Espresso powder can be difficult to find so make your own by drying used espresso grinds in the oven then re-grinding them in a coffee grinder. Used espresso grinds are recommended to give a slightly less potent flavor profile.
- Save the espresso powder for enhancing your favorite chocolate cake recipe.
- After straining this cocktail into the glass a caramel-colored and creamy in texture creama should form.
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This drink, a.k.a. Vodka Espresso, was originally created by legendary bar tender Richard 'Dick' Bradsell (1959-2016).
While you sip on your Espresso Martini, check out this interview with Dick where he talks about the vodka he chose for this drink and other elements of it's origin.
- 0.5 simple syrup
- 0.5 oz coffee liquer
- 1 oz shot of espresso coffee
- 1.5 oz vodka (2 oz if you want it stiffer)
- Espresso powder (garnish)
- Boston shaker
- Hawthorne strainer
- Martini glass or coupe glass, preferrably chilled
- Combine ingredients in shaker with ice
- Shake for 10 seconds
- Strain into a chilled glass neat
Possible garnish ideas:
- espresso powder (described above)
- three espresso beans (most common)