How to make a festive espresso martini – perfect for Christmas parties

You can’t go wrong with an espresso martini.

It’s a firm cult favourite, and seriously impressive if you can whip one up at a dinner party.

But now that we are deep into festive season, why not give this classic tipple a Christmas twist? Think warming spices, orange, mint or cinnamon – nestling deliciously alongside coffee and vodka.

Your party guests will love it. And the best news is – they’re really easy to make.

The experts at Exhale Coffee have shared two super simple espresso martini recipes with a festive twist – why don’t you give them a go?

Kaspar’s Espresso Choose-your-Chocotini

Whether it’s a sneaky Terry’s Orange or cheeky After Eight, this is one sweet treat for the tastebuds – no fancy coffee liquors are needed, it’s just the chocolate giving the sweetness:

Ingredients:

  • 50ml of melted choc of choosing (approx. 3 segments of Choc Orange or 2 After Eights)
  • 50ml of coffee (double espresso)
  • 50ml of vodka

Method:

Bain-Marie (melt in a glass bowl over a pan of water) the chocolate, add a splash of water when it’s hot, making a lovely choc syrup.

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice.

Shake like your life depends on it to get the foam. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

Garnish with choc of your choice and sip away.

Kirsty’s Espresso Festivitini

A simple twist on the classic – and it only takes minutes to put it together:

Ingredients:

  • 50ml vodka
  • 25ml Kahlua
  • Exhale Coffee double espresso  
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon

Method:

Pour all your ingredients into a shaker with a handful of ice.

Shake it, shake it, shake it!

Once the foam is on point, strain into a chilled martini glass.

Time to enjoy your festivitini.

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