Espresso martinis are an easy way to add a little elegance—and a big boost—to a holiday gathering.
Get the recipe for our spiced espresso martini:Print
Spiced Simple Syrup
- 1 cup Turbinado sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 whole star anise
- 3 cardamom pods, cracked
- 5 whole cloves
- 2, 2-inch slices fresh ginger
Spiced Espresso Martini
- 1 1/2 ounces vodka
- 1 1/2 ounces espresso or cold brew concentrate
- 1/2 ounce coffee liqueur
- 1/2 ounce spiced simple syrup
- Espresso beans for garnish
- For the spiced simple syrup: Bring 1/2 cup water to a simmer. Add spices and continue to simmer for 4-5 minutes to allow spices to infuse. Add sugar and let melt, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Strain out spices and let simple syrup cool in an air tight container. (You can store simple syrup in the fridge for up to a month).
- To a shaker, add vodka, espresso or cold brew concentrate, coffee liquor, simple syrup, and a handful of ice. Close and shake vigorously until tumbler become very cold, about 1 minute. Pour martini into a glass and top with a few espresso beans.