RECIPE: Espresso Martini

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Espresso Martinis

by Sophie Knight |
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Whatever the weather, an espresso martini is our go-to cocktail. It'll warm you up on cold nights, or perk you up on long summer evenings. It's super easy to make, and garnishing with a coffee bean makes it look instantly glam (without much effort at all).

INGREDIENTS:

30 ml coffee liqueur (we like Kahlua or Tia Maria)

30 ml Espresso coffee

30 ml Vodka

Coffee beans to garnish

METHOD:

Combine all ingredients together with cubed ice and shake. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with coffee beans.

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Espresso Martini Essentials

Kahlua Coffee Liqueur, 700ml1 of 5

Kahlua Coffee Liqueur

Perfect for making an espresso martini, but also great if you just want it over ice.

Tia Maria2 of 5

Tia Maria

Not as sweet as Kahlua, but with just as much of a kick (you can always add sugar, or sugar syrup, to your cocktail mixture if you want it sweeter).

Set of 4 Maxim Martini Glasses3 of 5

Set of 4 Maxim Martini Glasses

You'll need some proper martini glasses for this cocktail, and this set from M&S is a great price for four...

Set Of Two Deco Cocktail Glasses4 of 5

Set Of Two Deco Cocktail Glasses

...or go for an art deco pair for a more decadent cocktail hour.

illy Coffee, Classico Coffee Beans5 of 5

illy Coffee, Classico Coffee Beans

Perfect for adorning your cocktail, but also for making a coffee the next day when the hangover kicks in.

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