The espresso martini is a cold, coffee-flavored cocktail made with vodka, espresso coffee, coffee liqueur, and sugar syrup.
Learn how to make this classic coffee cocktail. Our easy recipe uses freshly brewed espresso, a dash of coffee liqueur and a simple sugar syrup.
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Preparation and cooking time
Prep: Cook: plus cooling
For the sugar syrup
- 100g golden caster sugar
For the cocktail
- 100ml vodka
- 50ml freshly brewed espresso coffee
- 50ml coffee liqueur (we used Kahlua)
- 4 coffee beans (optional)
- STEP 1
Start by making the sugar syrup. Put the caster sugar in a small pan over a medium heat and pour in 50ml water. Stir, and bring to the boil.
- STEP 2
Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool. Put 2 martini glasses in the fridge to chill.
- STEP 3
Once the sugar syrup is cold, pour 1 tbsp into a cocktail shaker along with a handful of ice, the vodka, espresso and coffee liqueur. Shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker feels icy cold.
- STEP 4
Strain into the chilled glasses. Garnish each one with coffee beans if you like.
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