The perfect drink to wake up your virtual cocktail hour. Or to kick start the morning, depending how you roll...
It's week eleven of lockdown and if you've not yet mastered the art of espresso martini - well, it's clear we've been having extremely different quarantine experiences. But don't fret, allow me to teach you my ways.
Espresso martinis combine two great things in life: strong coffee and alcohol. It was invented by bartender Dick Bradsell in the late 1980s when someone asked for a drink that would “wake me up, then f*ck me up.” True story. Made with a short shot of freshly brewed espresso, it also requires vodka and Kahlua, and of course plenty of ice. Some people also add sugar syrup to sweeten it up. Intrigued? Then allow me to redirect you the best ever espresso martini recipe - I've been recreating at least twice a week during lockdown.
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But if, like me, you've mastered the art of espresso martini and are craving something new, an espresso martini with a twist is the perfect solution. Think of it like adding chocolate chips to a loaf of banana bread - a relatively simple concept that elevates your creation.
So to make virtual cocktail hour exciting again, we hit up the experts over at Bottlegreen for their take on an espresso martini which involves raspberries, vodka and coffee. Dreamy.
raspberry espresso martini recipe:
- 50ml Vodka
- 25ml Fresh Espresso
- 10ml Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua or similar is ideal)
- 15ml bottlegreen Plump Summer Raspberry Cordial
- 10ml Sugar Syrup
- First off, brew the fresh espresso and then leave it for approximately 10 minutes to cool.
- Pour all the ingredients into an ice-filled shaker and shake hard until chilled.
- Serve into a martini glass and garnish with fresh or frozen raspberries.
Main image by @espresso.martinis on Instagram