Sophisticated and elegant, the espresso martini is a delicious beverage that instantly screams luxury. With a rich coffee flavour, it’s guaranteed to make an impact when you serve it to your guests and because the base ingredients are fairly simple, it’s a drink that you can customise in a variety of different ways.
An espresso martini combines vodka and coffee liqueur with freshly brewed coffee and syrup to sweeten in some cases. It’s shaken with ice to blend the ingredients and to chill the drink, then served in a martini glass with a chocolate-covered espresso bean as a garnish.
Espresso martinis look impressive but they’re surprisingly easy to make. They’re a great idea for dinner parties and events as they can be made quickly to delight your guests. If you’re a coffee enthusiast, this will soon become your favourite alcoholic beverage.
As with any classic cocktail, having the opportunity to experiment with alternative flavour combinations is all part of the fun! The espresso martini is no exception, and these are two of the most popular takes on this firm favourite.
Salted caramel is a popular flavour for chocolates and sweets, and now you can enjoy the combination in a drink too! Salted butterscotch pairs perfectly with coffee as it adds a sweet and bitter balance, and the cacao liqueur adds a rich chocolatey flavour.
Pumpkin spice is a classic autumnal flavour combination and since it’s usually paired with coffee, it makes sense that the martini version would be just as delicious. This drink is like autumn in a glass and it’s a wonderful switch to an old classic.