One tried and true cocktail I adore is a good Espresso Martini. I still remember my very first one – I was out to dinner with some fabulous friends in Orlando and the minute my eye caught the words “Espresso Martini” on the menu, I knew I had to try. I pestered the bartender relentlessly until he wrote down the recipe for me. To this day, if I see an Espresso Martini on the menu, it makes my cocktail decision easier but I have yet to ever attempt to make one on my own – until now.
Kahlúa gave me the inspiration to head to the bar hutch to channel my inner cocktail gal. The first cocktail I knew I had to make with Kahlúa Classic Coffee Liqueur was an Espresso Martini. I decided to add a hint of vanilla to the mix with Absolut® Vanilia vodka and it was the perfect accent note. Obviously, you can use the classic vodka/Kahlúa mix with your espresso and it will turn out perfect every time. Just remember it is a 2:1 ratio.
They say one should never mess with a classic and this Kahlúa Vanilla Espresso Martini is one that should be in everyone’s cocktail repertoire.
On to the recipe:
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Recipe slightly adapted from The Barefoot Contessa / Ina Garten
This Kahlúa Vanilla Espresso Martini is a chic take on a classic martini. Rich espresso and Kahlúa liquor are shaken to perfection with a touch of vanilla vodka.
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 1/2 cup of Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur
- 1 cup of Absolut® Vanilia Vodka
- 1 cup of cooled brewed espresso
- Add ice to the martini glasses to chill for a bit.
- In a cocktail shaker, add some ice and add the Kahlúa, Absolut® Vanilia vodka and cooled espresso.
- Shake shake shake.
- Empty out the ice from the martini glasses.
- Pour and enjoy!
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