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Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini recipe

The Espresso Martini has become a modern classic cocktail, and it’s one that’s proved pretty popular in our bar as well! Created in 1983 by British bar legend, Dick Bradsell, it was originally called the Vodka Espresso (the ‘martini’ part just comes from the original glass it was served in).

It’s all about the quality of the ingredients though, so don’t skimp on using great coffee. If you don’t have a coffee machine at home, then filter coffee will work too (use 14g ground coffee to 60ml boiling water).

You’ll need: a Boston shaker, a Hawthorne strainer, a fine strainer and a coupe glass.

35ml Absolut vodka
15ml Kahlúa
15ml gomme/sugar syrup
Double espresso shot
Garnish: three cofee beans

– Chill your glass, by filling with crushed ice or putting in the freezer for 10 minutes.
– Pout the first three ingredients into the Boston shaker and fill with ice. Pour the coffee over the ice and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds.
– Discard the crushed ice in your glass. Attach the Hawthorne strainer to the tin side of the shaker and pour through the fine strainer into the glass.
– Garnish with three coffee beans.