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Three of the Best Espresso Martini Recipes Using an Aeropress

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We brought the Owens Coffee team together to make three of the best Espresso Martini recipes that you can make at home. 

For our coffee cocktails with a slight twist on the traditional Espresso Martini recipe, we made three versions using an AeroPress, Monin syrups and the all-important boozy ingredient(s), to create a Vanilla Espresso Martini, Hazelnut Espresso Martini and Salted Caramel Espresso Martini.

Our favourites were the hazelnut and salted caramel cocktails. These were a little bit sweeter, which we liked. If you're someone with a penchant for something a little less sweet, you may prefer the vanilla version.

To make the strong coffee for the drink we used an inverted AeroPress technique.

Team member using Inverted Aeropress method for making Espresso Martini recipe

Here is what we did…

- Place the plunger inside the chamber so that the AeroPress is balancing with the cap end facing upwards.

- Empty 30g of fine-medium ground coffee into the inverted AeroPress.

- Pour 50ml of water just off the boil over the coffee grounds, wait 30 seconds then stir twice.

- After 30 seconds pour an additional 50-60mL of water over the coffee and wait for 120 seconds.

- Screw the cap, with a filter paper inside, onto the chamber of the inverted AeroPress.

- Flip the AeroPress carefully (and quickly) on top of your cup, it is now the correct way up!

- Press the plunger down firmly until it reaches the coffee bed.

You should end up with around 50-60ml of strong black coffee, which is perfect for the base of a coffee cocktail. For all of the cocktails we used our Baya blend

We thought that the rich and spicy flavours would complement the vodka/rum/coffee liqueur well… which it did!

Ingredients for best espresso martini recipes

Best Espresso Martini Recipe, Number One:

Hazelnut Espresso Martini

- 50ml of Coffee Rum (we used Kalkar)
- 10-20ml of Monin Hazelnut Syrup
- 50ml of Strong AeroPress Coffee (we used our Baya coffee)

Best Espresso Martini Recipe, Number Two:

Salted Caramel Espresso Martini

- 25ml of Vodka (we used Absolute)
- 25ml of Coffee Liqueur (we used Kahlúa)
- 10-20ml of Monin Salted Caramel Syrup
- 50ml of Strong AeroPress Coffee

Best Espresso Martini Recipe, Number Three:

Vanilla Espresso Martini

- 25ml of Vodka
- 25ml of Coffee Rum
- 10-20ml of Monin Vanilla Syrup
- 50ml of Strong AeroPress Coffee

The method for making the drink is easy and consistent for all three of these cocktails:

Chill the coffee from the AeroPress. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail mixer filled with 2/3 ice. Cap, shake well and strain into a chilled serving glass. Wait for the foam to separate and settle before garnishing with a few coffee beans.

We hope that you love these cocktails as much as we did. Why not give one of these a go? Or invite friends around and try recreating all three? Have a tasting, score the drinks and decide which you enjoy the most!

Be sure to let us know how you get on!

We recommend our Baya house blend for your espresso martini recipes, but why not experiment a little? Head to our online store for more choice from our range of organic coffee beans. 


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