A good espresso martini is perfect for perking up any party. This modern classic, a decadent combination of vodka and strong coffee, makes a delicious summer or Christmas cocktail
. The trick to making your espresso martini the best it can be is to use really good quality coffee. This will ensure the basis of the drink will be complex and rich, instead of bitter.
Our espresso martini recipe, by world-renowned mixologist Simone Caporale, has a clever twist. Simone uses a little bit of beer to add the rich flavour of hops to the martini, which makes the drink softer and more luxurious tasting than your average espresso martini. If you're having a few friends for over for a dinner party
then you could make these cocktails as a fun evening activity. Everyone will love making their own Martini and learning how to master this delicious modern classic.
Classically, espresso Martinis are served up in wide Martini glasses but Simone has chosen to pour his into these stylish short glasses for a contemporary feel. Finished off with a Mikado chocolate stick, they’re bound to be a big hit with friends and family.
Fancy mastering this modern classic? Get your espresso martini ingredients recipe and follow our step-by-step recipe below.
HOW TO MAKE AN ESPRESSO MARTINI
Created by award-winning mixologist Simone Caporale for The House of Peroni.
40ml Peroni Nastro Azzurro
20ml Tia Maria
10ml agave syrup
1 espresso coffee
grated dark chocolate, to serve
1 Mikado, to serve
Pour all ingredients into a blender or food processor with 4-5 cubes of ice – if using a shaker instead of a blender, fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
Pour into a glass and dust with hot chocolate powder or grated dark chocolate. Add a Mikado to serve.