Espresso Martini

The espresso martini is a cold, coffee-flavored cocktail made with vodka, espresso coffee, coffee liqueur, and sugar syrup. It is not a true martini as it contains neither gin nor vermouth, but is one of many drinks that incorporate the term into their names. The original recipe used equal parts Absolut Vanilla and Kahlua, one shot of espresso and organic sugar instead of sugar syrup. The fresh espresso helped melt the sugar which produced a stronger version of the cocktail instead of using sugar syrup.

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Ingredients

  1. VODKA

    50 ml | 1 2/3 oz | 5 parts | 1 1/9 jiggers

  2. KAHLÚA

    30 ml | 1 oz | 3 parts | 2/3 jiggers

  3. SUGAR (SIMPLE SYRUP)

    To taste

  4. ESPRESSO

    1 short, strong

Garnish

  1. 3 Coffee beans


Directions

Pour ingredients into shaker filled with ice, shake vigorously, and strain into chilled martini glass.

Alcohol: Vodka

Mix: Kahlúa, Sugar, Espresso

Garnish: Coffee Beans

Drinkware: Cocktail Glass

Served: Straight up; without ice