Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Expresso Martini - 4 ingredient espresso martini

Now that we have established how much I love an espresso martini, I want to share with you just how quick and easy making one in your own kitchen can be.

Follow my simple step-by-step guide involving just four ingredients to add a touch of class to your next dinner party or date night at home.

*Note -  the measurements below are based on just one drink.




What you'll need
  • Martini glass
  • Coffee beans to garnish (optional) 
  • Cocktail shaker (or nutribullet) 
  • Shot glass 
  • Strainer
  • Coffee/ coffee machine
Ingredients 
  • 1 regular espresso 
  • Ice
  • 1 shot of Tia Maria (or alternative coffee liqueur) 
  • Vodka 
Method
  1. First take a generous handful of ice and place it into your martini glass. This will help maintain the coolness of your drink and glass when adding your shot of espresso later.
  2. Take your cocktail shaker (or smoothie/ nutribullet if you don't have one) and add another handful of ice.
  3. Meanwhile, begin to make your hot shot of espresso.
  4. Add one shot of Tia Maria and vodka to the cocktail shaker.
  5. Shake cocktail shaker for two whole minutes.
  6. Remove ice previously placed in martini glass.
  7. Add shot of espresso to cocktail shaker and shake for a further minute.
  8. Take your cocktail strainer and place it over the martini glass.
  9. Pour the liquid from the cocktail shaker into the glass. No need to stir! Just let the froth settle on top.
  10. Add a couple of coffee beans to garnish and enjoy! 
My top tips to really perfect your espresso martini:
  • Add a caramel/ vanilla syrup for extra sweetness.
  • If your or your guest is a real coffee addict, try it with an extra shot of espresso. 
  • Garnish with a miniature amaretto biscuit instead coffee beans. 
  • Add a splash of cream for an even richer experience. 
  • Add a dusting of cocoa powder around the edge of your glass. 
Look out for more home cocktail recipes, including my signature watermelon mojito. 
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