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Espresso Martini Recipe

Happy Hour: Espresso Martini

Espresso MartiniWhat could be better, one might ask, than a spiked coffee drink? After all, you're not forced to choose between coffee or alcohol; it's the best of both worlds. And while I love an Irish coffee on a cold Winter day, my favorite drink in this department is, hands down, the espresso martini.

Credit goes to Bouchon Las Vegas, the first place where I had an impeccable version of the drink. At its best, an espresso martini should be nutty and ever-so-slightly bitter, offset by a little sweetness. It should have an impossibly silky-smooth finish.

I've been making an awful lot of them at home lately; when my stomach's not in the mood to digest cream, I'll substitute soy-based creamer, which works like a charm. For the incredibly basic, two-part recipe, keep reading.

Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini Recipe 2011-01-31 10:37:04


2 ounces espresso vodka, such as Van Gogh Double Espresso
2 ounces cream or milk
3 roasted coffee beans, for garnish (optional)


  1. Pour vodka and cream or milk into a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass. If desired, garnish with coffee beans.

Makes 1 drink.

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