February 09, 2021

For anyone who loves the idea of espresso vodka drinks, the Espresso Martini is the classic cocktail!

We know that it is a difficult time for everyone at the moment, and we could all use a pick me up or a cheat day. For coffee and/or vodka lovers alike, we’ve looked at the perfect recipe to make your own Espresso Martini cocktail from the comfort of your own home. Mixed with Owens Coffee, of course!

The best thing about the Espresso Martini is that it can be adapted in many ways to suit your own tastes. You might choose to switch the alcohol content up or down for added/less strength, to use an alternative preferred spirit to vodka (or something you’ve got in the cupboard without having to go out to the shops. It won’t be the classic, but hey…who's checking?!), or by adding a flavoured vodka. Channel your inner mixologist, grab a shaker, add a dash coffee and serve up!

Ingredients for your Espresso Martini

  • 100ml Vodka
  • 50ml freshly brewed Owens Coffee (we used award-winning Gara blend)
  • 50ml Coffee Liqueur (Kahula)
  • 4 Owens Coffee Beans (for decoration!)
  • Ice
  • Optional
  • 100g Golden Caster Sugar (can be made without sugar syrup)
Espresso Martini Cocktail in a glass with vodka bottle, Owens Coffee, Kahula, coffee beans and cocktail shaker in background

How to make an Espresso Martini

Begin by brewing your Owens Coffee and sitting it to one side to let it cool.
Measure out the caster sugar and placing this in a small pan over a medium heat.

Then add 50ml of water and stir to bring to the boil. 

Saucepan on hob with steam coming from it

After being brought to the boil, you’ll need to allow this mixture to cool too, so
remove from the heat. Whilst you wait, place 2 Martini glasses in the fridge to chill.

Once the sugar syrup has cooled, pour 1 tablespoon of this into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice, 100ml of Vodka, 50ml of freshly brewed Owens Coffee and 50ml of Coffee Liqueur. After adding the required items to your cocktail shaker, shake your contents until the shaker feels icy cold.

After shaking the ingredients, take the chilled glasses out of the fridge and
proceed to strain the contents from the shaker into the glasses. 

For a final finish, garnish the cocktail with the coffee beans.

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