A classic pick me up! The Espresso Martini is an alcoholic cold, coffee cocktail, which is smooth to drink and will perk you up in no time. Perfect for any time of the day, pre or post-dinner, even early brunches!
25ml Vodka or Patron XO Cafe Tequila
25ml vegan coffee liquor (such as Tia Maria)
One shot of freshly brewed espresso
A few coffee beans to garnish on top
Brew the espresso and add to a cocktail shaker 3/4 filled with ice
Add the vodka or tequila, the coffee liquor and shake vigorously until the shaker feels ice cold.
Strain into a chilled martini glass, coaxing out any foam left in the shaker and sit the coffee beans on top.
Sip and enjoy the espresso martini as a pre-dinner aperitif or sip for a relaxing evening digestif.
Some Espresso Martinis will call for Kahlua which as of recently is not vegan. If you did want to add another version of coffee liqueur to the recipe you could try 25ml of vegan coffee liquor such as Tia Maria or Lyre's non-alcoholic vegan coffee liquor or 25ml of Bailey's Almande which will then give the cocktail the resemblance of the popular coffee 'the flat white.' If you prefer your coffee a little sweeter add in 10ml of sugar syrup before shaking.