Mixin’ it Up: The Espresso Martini!

Mixin’ it Up: The Espresso Martini!

As a bartender, people often ask me to make them something unique. Something that they have probably never had before. One of my favorite cocktails to suggest is the espresso martini (or espressotini if you will). This cocktail is a bold blend of vodka, coffee, and chocolate, and is a perfect way to energize your day. The history behind this cocktail is unclear. However, it is believed to have been invented by a very well known bartender in London ( I still like to take credit for it though!).  There are many variations of this modern marvel. below is my personal choice:


2 ounces Van Gogh Double Espresso vodka

1 ounce of Kahlua

1 1/2 ounces of cream ( optional )

3 espresso beans for garnish

Mixing it:

combine all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker (except for the beans )
skake with ice
strain into a chilled martini glass
float the espresso beans on top

There you have it. A perfect marriage of bold flavor and caffeine. The espresso martini is a classy way to pick yourself up at a party, or for relaxing after a long day at work. This drink is a favorite amongst men and women, and pairs exceptionally well with a medium to full body cigar. Drink well my friends!

-Jake (Your Five-Diamond Bartender)


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