A long day at a desk sometimes calls for something with a little more pick up at 5 p.m. than a glass of wine, like a coffee martini. Coffee-based cocktails comes in handy when you’re a little tired but still want to party. A little booze, a little caffeine, a little sugar, a lot of flavor.
How to make the coffee martini
This drink is fairly simple. There’s no squeezing of fruit or muddling of herbs. Just straightforward shaking all of the ingredients until they make that perfect beige foam on top. You’ll need:
2 oz vodka
1/2 oz Kahlua or coffee liqueur
1/2 oz chocolate liqueur
1/8 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
3 oz cold coffee or espresso
Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice.
Shake very, very vigorously.
Strain into your most gorgeous coupe or martini glass. Let a few ice cubes sneak in if you’re drinking it outside.
I am a mom of two and wife to a martial arts school owner, full-time social media professional and avid cook and gardener. I love creating recipes and involving my kids in the process. The food we cook is usually dairy-free and gluten-free, and sometimes paleo, but we make exceptions (ahem, sourdough bread). The “hippie” part of this blog comes into play in the ingredients we use—I’m pretty vigilant about the health of my family and you could even call me “crunchy.” The “modern” part is that I am busy! You won’t catch me making my own nut milk or churning butter (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I’m more than happy to take the shortcuts provided by our lovely grocery stores and online shopping —especially in the midst of this global pandemic.