Making cocktails does NOT have to be intimidating. At all. This one is super delicious and super easy. It only calls for three ingredients! An espresso martini is a great to serve to guests just before or after dinner.
It can be a great conversation starter. I know I’m a little bit more talkative when I have a little jolt of caffeine in my system. 🙂
2 shots (about 1.5 ounces each) espresso*
2 ounces vodka
3 ounces Kahlua
coffee beans for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the espresso, vodka and Kahlua. Shake until chilled. Pour into two chilled glasses. Garnish with a few coffee beans.
It is most often used in baking, to enhance the flavor of chocolate. But in a pinch, you could make homemade espresso too.
If you can’t find espresso powder, just brew some super strong coffee and use that in place of the espresso in this recipe. Lots of options here.
Guests will be super impressed by the chilly glasses and coffee bean garnish. It’s the little things, right? Happy cocktail making! xo. Emma
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Credits// Author and Photography: Emma Chapman.
Easy Espresso Martini
- 2 shots shots espresso about 1.5 ounces each
- 2 ounces vodka
- 3 ounces Kahlua
- coffee beans for garnish
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the espresso, vodka and Kahlua. Shake until chilled. Pour into two chilled glasses. Garnish with a few coffee beans.
- To chill your glasses, simply place them in the freezer a few minutes (5-6) before you need them.