If you're an espresso martini fan, you'll love this frosty twist. First, brewed espresso is frozen in an ice cube tray; once the cubes are solid, they're processed with coffee liqueur, vodka, and simple syrup in a blender until smooth. The resulting martinis are well-balanced, with notes of caramel and vanilla. The liqueur and syrup give them subtle sweetness, the vodka adds a smooth element, and the espresso brings earthy bitterness. An elegant sprinkle of flaky sea salt finishes the drinks off, and balances the espresso's bitterness. Make sure to chill the glasses before serving and enjoy right away.

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Credit: Photo by Antonis Achilleos / Food Styling by Chelsea Zimmer / Prop Styling by Hannah Greenwood

Recipe Summary

active:
5 mins
freeze:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
2
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Pour espresso into an ice cube tray. Freeze until solid, about 4 hours.

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  • Process espresso ice cubes, coffee liqueur, vodka, and simple syrup in a blender until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour evenly into 2 chilled coupe martini glasses; garnish each with a pinch of sea salt and 3 coffee beans. Serve immediately.

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Associated Recipe: Simple Syrup

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