I would think that for a lot of you the idea of an Espresso Martini would send your thoughts into the beginning of one of those amazing nights out with family and friends. So as it is about to be one of the biggest party nights of the year, I thought I would showcase this amazing cocktail for our Cocktail of the Week.
Although it is thought that this cocktail is a fairly new kid on the block, the Espresso Martini actually started its life as an Espresso Vodka in 1928 at the Soho Brasserie in London when one customer asked for a drink to wake his date up. The original recipe was a shot of coffee, sugar syrup and both Tia Maria and Kahlua. Not much has changed over the year except maybe that now only one type of coffee liqueur is used and most of us prefer the non-sweetened version.
What has changed though is the amount of different types of Espresso Martini there are. Mint Choc, Spiced rum, salted caramel, tequila, almost anything you can think of.
All Martinis are made by combining the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, adding ice and giving it one hell of a good shake. Then poured through a strainer into a martini glass. Topped with a couple of coffee beans for garnish.
However, my favourite way to mix up this amazing cocktail is not by adding different ingredients but by getting the best ingredients. Here are my two most indulgent espresso martini combinations.
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From all of us at All in Good Taste, we wish you the most wonderful New Year’s Eve and look forward to spending time with you in the coming year.