Black Espresso Martini


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As a connoisseur of the martini, I’ve managed to come up with many recipes of my own along with my own take on classic drinks. A martini is special because unlike a soft drink or even a basic mixed drink, each one is individually crafted and created just for you. You can order it with your own special preparation likes and dislikes… shaken/not stirred,  extra-dry, with an extra drop of vermouth… your favorite kind of vodka or gin or… anything.

Here’s one of my own creations. The Black Espresso Martini. I use decaf espresso if it’s later in the day, but I find this is a great drink for mid afternoon cocktails on a hot Sunday afternoon.

  1. 1 Oz Espresso
  2. 2½ Oz Vodka
  3. Dash Chocolate Bitters
  4. Dash Vanilla Extract
  5. Luxardo Maraschino Cherry

Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice (you may want to cool the espresso, but it’s not required) and shake until the shaker is almost too cold to hold. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with the cherry.

For a sweeter variation, add ½ Oz Kirschwasser  and ½ Oz simple syrup.. OR ½ Oz of the syrup from the Luxardo Cherry.




Last modified: Dec 3, 2017