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This Espresso Martini with Gin is delicious, unexpected, and perfect for holiday parties. You’re going to love this twist on a modern cocktail!
This cocktail a great addition to a holiday party or just make it whenever you need an afternoon pick-me-up with a kick! Step by step instructions, and this drink is easy to make, whether you're a pro or not! Technically I’d call this a dessert cocktail, but it’s not overly indulgent or sweet, as the gin balances out the sweetness with an earthy-pine taste. While that might sound weird, it really works!
Ingredients you need to make an espresso martini with gin
Let’s talk about the ingredients for a moment.
You're going to need some staples (and maybe a few extras) from your cocktail cart:
Gin: This liqueor an earthy, piney flavor. It adds an element of unexpectedness to this cocktail. Don’t worry though, it really works!
Coffee liquor: Enough said, this is a coffee cocktail, Kahluah is a great choice here!
Espresso: Espresso because this is an espresso martini and you can’t have that without a shot of it! But if you don’t have it, just brew some really strong coffee.
Bailey’s Irish Cream: To balance out the bitterness!
Chocolate syrup: To add sweetness, and a contrast to the earthy flavors.
Almond extract: Really takes this drink to the next level, but if you don’t have it, just use pure vanilla extract. You just need a dash or two!
How to make an espresso martini with gin: step by step
1: Add all ingredients (gin, coffee liquor, cooled espresso, Bailey’s, chocolate syrup, and almond extract) to a cocktail shaker or mason jar.
2: Throw in a handful of ice and shake for 5 seconds.
3: Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
4: Garnish with a pinch of cinnamon, coffee beans, and/or star anise.
Espresso Martini with Gin
- 2 oz gin
- 1 oz coffee liqueur
- 1 oz espresso cooled
- ½ oz chocolate syrup
- ½ oz Bailey’s Irish cream
- Dash of almond extract or vanilla
- Optional: cinnamon, coffee beans, star anise for garnish
- To a cocktail shaker, add the gin, coffee liqueur, espresso, Bailey's Irish cream, almond or vanilla extract, and chocolate syrup.
- Add a handful of ice and shake.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with a pinch of cinnamon, coffee beans, and star anise.
More cocktails to try!
Peach Basil Margarita
Raspberry Moscow Mule
Old Fashioned without Bitters
Hard Hot Chocolate
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