For Coffee Week we focus on the most popular 'at home' cocktail of them all... The Espresso Martini.
The Espresso Martini is a sumptuous mix of vodka, espresso and coffee liqueur. It's rich, indulgent and creamy, and the shot of fresh espresso will certainly give you a boost if your are flagging after a long day at work.
It's what we call a contemporary classic cocktail. Ironically, it was first served in Soho Brasserie, London back in the late 80's when a very well-known model asked for something that would wake her up, and %^$£ her up. The bartender duly whipped-up an Espresso Martini.
The best thing about the Espresso Martini is how versatile it is. In fact, here at FREDS we think the best Espresso Martini's are made with aged spirits, and not vodka.
This month we are switching-in the delicious Diplomatico Mantuano rum from Venezuela. This works brilliantly with Cross Brew coffee liqueur, delivering a sweet & refined depth to this delicious coffee cocktail.
STEP 1 Add all ingredients to ice-filled shaker
STEP 2 Shake and strain into cocktail glass
STEP 3 garnish with coffee beans