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Espresso Martini

The Espresso Martini is a modern classic that combines the powerful aromas of fresh espresso with the sweetness of coffee liqueur and the strength of spirits. It is not only an eye-catcher, but also a tasty experience that appeals to coffee and cocktail lovers alike.

The original Espresso Martini recipe uses vodka as the base, which provides a clear, neutral support for the other ingredients. The mixture of vodka, coffee liqueur and freshly brewed espresso is shaken vigorously until it is ice cold and then strained into a chilled martini glass. The garnish of three coffee beans symbolizes health, wealth and happiness.

For an interesting variation, however, you can replace the vodka with gin. The complex, often botanical notes of gin can add depth and complexity to the Espresso Martini. Whether with vodka or gin, the Espresso Martini is an exciting cocktail that can shine both as a prelude to a long night and as a sophisticated end to a meal. With its seductive blend of bitterness, sweetness and strength, it is a cocktail that awakens and delights the senses.

  • 60 ml vodka or gin
  • 30 ml UNKNOWN Lands | Manoa - Coffee liqueur
  • 30 ml freshly brewed espresso (cooled)
  • Ice cubes
  1. Fill the shaker with ice.
  2. Add vodka or gin, coffee liqueur and espresso.
  3. Shake vigorously until everything is well chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with three coffee beans.

Maxim Matthew

Berlin, Germany
As co-founder of UNKNOWN Lands | Spirits and a passionate gin maker, I have turned my love for gin into projects such as "The Gin High Tea". My journey began in the world of film and design and led me to a deep passion for fine spirits. I firmly believe that cocktails don't have to be complicated or extravagant. In my book "The Gin High Tea - Gin Cocktails", I aim to inspire people to create simple yet flavorful cocktails. For me, the excitement lies in the imperfect variations that help us to discover new things.

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