Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini Cocktail


Espresso Martini Cocktail

How to make an Espresso Martini

The espresso martini has been made hugely popular in recent years due to the addictive combination of coffee & vodka! Make sure you use cold drip coffee - coffee extracted with heat tends to go bitter when not used immediately. Cold drip makes a delicious and consistent Espresso Martini - every time!
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  • Fill a boston glass with ice.
  • Pour all ingredients over ice.
  • Shake and strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  • Garnish with 3 coffee beans
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  • Reply
    Yvonne Chew
    November 7, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    Very nice, it’s look very creamy and tasty. Good job Steve. 🙂

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    January 20, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Great recipe!

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    January 26, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Thank you – simply explained – just got an expresso machine – not for martini’s though! ?

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    March 17, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Hi, I came across this drink at a restaurant on the Gold Coast. They include hazelnut in their mix but not sure how or what exactly.
    But, i have used an espresso machine for the coffee, shook it all up but the coffee doesn’t stay at the bottom of the glass, it’s all mixed together, would the cold drip be better?
    Look forward to your reply
    Regards, Steve

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      Steve the Bartender
      March 18, 2019 at 10:26 am

      They might create an orgeat with hazelnuts.. Orgeat is an almond syrup so simply sub the almonds for hazelnuts – see recipe here
      When you shake, everything will mix together… make sure you give it a good, aggressive shake for 12 seconds. When you strain it into the glass, it will all look a dark, hazy brown but after 30 seconds, the crema will form and the layers will separate.. let me know how it goes! =)

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    December 4, 2022 at 5:56 am

    5 stars
    Delicious! Thank you for the recipe! I first discovered this drink in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Had a late-night cocktail party that I felt i was too tired to attend by required to attend. Great mood-booster!

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