Peppermint Espresso Martini

A candy cane-flavored twist, just in time for the Holidays

  • Ice Cubes
  • 1 Part Kahlúa
  • 1 Part Absolut Vodka
  • 1 Part Hot Espresso or Cold Brew
  • 0.5 Part Crème de Menthe, White
  • 1 Handful Crushed candy canes
  • 3 Whole Coffee Bean
  • Parts
  • Ml
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  1. 1. Garnish the rim of a martini glass with crushed peppermint (candy canes).
  2. 2. Add the Kahlúa coffee liqueur, vodka, coffee and crème de menthe into a shaker with ice.
  3. 3. Shake for 15 - 20 seconds and strain into a glass.
  4. 4. Garnish with 3 coffee beans for luck.

The perfect solution to all those leftover candy canes, this Espresso Martini gives a hint of sweet mint to your favorite coffee cocktail.

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How to make the perfect Peppermint Espresso Martini

How do I get the perfect froth / foam on my Peppermint Espresso Martini?

Easy – just shake the ingredients with lots of ice for at least 20 seconds. The more you shake, the more microfoam builds up, giving you that velvety froth when you pour it into your glass.

I don’t have a shaker.  What can I use?

You don’t need one! Use anything with a well-fitting lid, like a protein shaker, mason jar, etc. Just make sure the lid is screwed on tight, to stop it getting messy.

What type of ice should I use to shake the ingredients with? 

Any ice will do! Try making ice out of filtered water, for the best result. Or, better still, trying experimenting with ice cubes made from your favorite filtered coffee, for a stronger coffee flavor.

What’s a non-alcoholic alternative to Kahlúa in a Peppermint Espresso Martini?

As Kahlúa adds the sweetness and heavy mouth-feel, you’ll need an alternative for that sensory experience. Try using one part syrup (we recommend either chocolate or vanilla).

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