There are two things the world has in common: a good martin and a great espresso. So why not combine the two?
What is an Espresso Martini?
An espresso martini is a coffee-flavored cocktail typically served in a martini glass. The coffee liqueur and vodka in an espresso martini work together to create a smooth, rich flavor that is perfect for sipping slowly. The espresso adds a hint of bitterness, and the coffee liqueur adds sweetness, making for a well-rounded drink.
The espresso martini is a variation of the classic martini and was invented in the 1980s by Dick Bradsell, a bartender at Fred’s Club in London. The drink became popular in the 1990s and has since been adopted by bartenders around the world. There are many variations of the espresso martini, but the classic recipe calls for equal parts vodka, espresso, and coffee liqueur.
If you’re looking for a cocktail that is both delicious and caffeine packed, the espresso martini is the perfect drink for you!
Why Drink an Espresso Martini?
Espresso martinis are a delicious and refreshing way to enjoy your espresso. They are perfect for any occasion, whether you’re enjoying a night out with friends or relaxing at home. Why you should try an espresso martini:
- The caffeine kick – Espresso martinis contain a good amount of caffeine, so they’re perfect for giving you a little boost of energy. If you’re feeling tired, an espresso martini will wake you up and help you get through the rest of your day.
- The flavor – Espresso martinis are smooth and have a rich flavor that is oh-so-delicious. If you’re a coffee lover, you’ll definitely enjoy the taste of this cocktail.
- The alcohol content – Espresso martinis contain just enough alcohol to make them enjoyable without being too strong. You’ll be able to relax and enjoy your drink without getting too buzzed.
- They’re easy to make – Don’t worry if you’ve never made an espresso martini before – they’re actually quite easy to make!
If you’re hosting a party, you can easily make the cocktails in advance and store them in your refrigerator until it’s time to serve
Looking to make a delicious espresso martini at home? We’ve got you covered with this easy recipe!
- 1-ounce espresso
- 1-ounce vodka
- 1-ounce coffee liqueur
- ½ ounce simple syrup
- Ice cubes
- Garnish of your choice (we recommend chocolate shavings or coffee beans)
Since vodka is one of the main ingredients, you’ll want a high-quality vodka that can bring flavor and blend well with the coffee.
While you can use instant coffee, it’s better to use fresh espresso.
One of the best things about espresso martini is that they are so easy to make!
- Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
- Shake the shaker vigorously until the outside is frosted.
- Strain into a chilled martini glass.
- Garnish and enjoy!
If you’re unsure of making your own espresso martini, there are options out on the market!
Espresso martinis are the perfect drink to end a meal. They are strong, flavorful, and will leave you feeling satisfied. If you are searching for a twist on the classic martini, espresso martinis are a great option.