5 cl of vodka
1 cl di coffee liqueur
1 espresso coffee
1 cl of sugar syrup
Espresso Martini is an atypical cocktail that lends itself to being drunk after dinner, especially if accompanied by desserts like mud cakes, chocolate cheesecakes, or a classic tiramisu.
The Espresso Martini recipe is straightforward and should be served in a frozen Martini cup and revolves around the bitter flavor of coffee mixed with sugar syrup and coffee liqueur. The vodka gives consistency and structure to the cocktail but does not add any flavor. On the other hand, there is no need. The mixture is already satisfying and has an enveloping aftertaste.
In practice, it is a shaken coffee reinforced with alcohol, not significantly different in a concept from the classic espresso corretto with grappa, the traditional old man way to drink coffee in Italy. The original Espresso Martini recipe includes vodka, but I strongly suggest you try it with an excellent grappa for a more nuanced and intriguing coffee cocktail.
In winter, it is invigorating and helps to chase the cold. In summer, serve it with flakes of ice, like granita. Take care of the appearance of this drink, pay attention to the minor details, shake all the ingredients in the shaker carefully and energetically to obtain a consistent and plump foam, and don’t forget to garnish with a few coffee beans.
Ingredients and doses to make the Espresso Martini
How to make the Espresso Martini cocktail
Cool a Martini cup with three ice cubes, make the espresso, put all the ingredients in a shaker with four ice cubes and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
Remove the ice from the cup, pour the cocktail filtering with the strainer and garnish with a few coffee beans.
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