Daily Archives: 28 December 2015

The PERFECT Espresso Martini made easy

When I was young, my mum ordered a cocktail kit for me, which I absolutely loved.

It was packed full of stirrers and umbrellas and decorative straws, and I spent hours fixing exotically embellished cocktails of Ribena for my friends.

Nowadays, I’m not a Ribena fan, but I still love a cocktail. My favourite is Espresso Martini and I have now mastered this classic at home. Here’s how to make it – it’s really easy and just perfect for the New Year celebrations on Thursday.



Espresso Martini

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • Espresso 25ml (1fl oz), sweetened with sugar if you like, cold
  • Tia Maria or Kahlua 40ml (1½fl oz)
  • Vanilla vodka 50ml (2fl oz)
  • Ice
  • Coffee beans


  1. Place martini glasses in the fridge to chill.
  2. Pour espresso and alcohol into a cocktail shaker and then fill with ice.
  3. Shake well to combine and then strain into chilled glasses.
  4. Garnish with coffee beans. Repeat to make the required number of cocktails.
  5. Serve immediately.


Tip. If you don’t have an espresso maker at home you could buy it from your local coffee shop, then allow to cool and store in the fridge until required.



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