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Sometimes I like to liven up the evening with an espresso martini. This classic cocktail of coffee liqueur, vodka and cold brew coffee is simple to mix together.
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Black Fire Coffee Liqueur
Black Fire is an ass-kicking yet decadent and warming combination of tequila, coffee and a little kick of heat from the chillies.
You could drink it on it’s own, although I think it’s the perfect cocktail mixer for an espresso martini. It’s also delicious to add a splash to a cup of proper coffee.
What’s in espresso martini?
Espresso martini ingredients…
- 50ml Vodka – this is nice made with vanilla vodka if you have it, it combines super well with the Black Fire coffee liqueur
- 25ml espresso coffee – chilled, I usually make this in the morning and then keep it in the fridge to chill through the day and use it that evening.
- 25ml sugar syrup
- handful of ice cubes
- 3 coffee beans – to serve (optional)
How to make espresso martini at home
To make a proper martini at home you’ll need…
- Firstly put the martini glasss in the fridge to chill.
- Next take your cocktail shaker and fill it with ice cubes, pour in the Black Fire coffee liqueur, vodka, cold espresso and sugar syrup. Screw the lid on tightly and shake the cocktail for a couple of minutes and until the outside of the cocktail shaker is icy cold to the touch.
- Remove your glass from the fridge and strain the cocktail into the chilled glass, and garnish with the coffee beans.
Can you make an espresso martini without a coffee machine?
Yes – you can still make espresso martinis without a coffee machine, just be sure to buy a good quality instant espresso coffee. And don’t forget to make the espresso shot in advance and chill it in the fridge for at least an hour before use.
How to make espresso martini frothy
When you make your own espresso martini the secret to making a frothy topped martini is to really, really shake it. You want the outside of the cocktail shaker to be literally freezing cold so it’s almost too cold to hold.
Shake – Shake – Shake
Keep shaking your cocktail for a minimum of 30 seconds, but longer if you can. Then strain it into the glass slowly, let it run down the inside of the glass.
How much alcohol is in an espresso martini?
Our espresso martini has 3 units of alcohol – 2 of vodka (50ml) and 1 of Black Fire Coffee Liqueur (25ml)
- 50ml vodka
- 25ml espresso (cold)
- 25m Black Fire Coffee Liqueur
- 25ml sugar syrup
- 3 coffee beans
- ice to shake
- First put the martini glass in to the fridge to chill for a while - you want to pour your finished martini into a cold glass.
- Next take your cocktail shaker and add a good handful of ice.
- Pour in the vodka, Black Fire Coffee Liqueur and sugar syrup.
- Firmly fasten the lid of the cocktail shaker and then shake for at least 30 seconds if you can - longer is better as it'll give it a better frothy top.
- Strain the cocktail into a chilled glass and garnish with the coffee beans if using.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1066Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 1397mgCarbohydrates: 177gFiber: 12gSugar: 142gProtein: 27g
Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.
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