Whenever I am at a restaurant or bar lately all I see are espresso martinis, they seem to be the new thing. Of course they have been around for quite some time, but the ones that seem to be popular now aren’t creamy looking. I always stayed away from espresso martinis because of the cream added, and now I don’t have to because as you can see this recipe has no cream.
The recipe calls for espresso, which I did not have. I used regular coffee and it still tasted delicious! However, I could not get that wonderful foam on the top that you see in bars. If you have an espresso maker then I’m sure you will. You can also use decaf coffee or espresso if you would prefer not to have caffeine in the evening.
2 ounces of vodka
1/2 ounce coffee liqueur (Kahlua)
1 ounce espresso (I had coffee)
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Coffee bean garnish
In a cocktail shaker combine all of the ingredients with ice. Shake vigorously and pour into a martini glass. Top with a few coffee beans for garnish if desired.