There’s a lot of speculations surrounding the origin of the espresso martini, but most can agree it was first crafted in the early 80’s when a Hollywood celebrity asked a bartender for a drink with espresso. Now, it’s a popular after-meal drink that’s the perfect pick me up.
Making an espresso martini at home is so easy that most beginner bartenders have everything they need in their liquor cabinet! The actual espresso can either be made at home, or, picked up from your favorite coffeehouse earlier in the day. Enjoy this easy, delicious coffee-filled cocktail from anywhere!
- 2 parts vodka
- 1 part freshly brewed espresso (preferably hot, but cold is fine)
- 1/2 part coffee liquor (such as Kahlua)
- 1/2 part simple syrup (either store-bought or make your own by boiling equal parts sugar and water until the sugar is dissolved)
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass and enjoy.