45mlfresh coffeehomemade from freshly roasted beans is best
30mlVodkaOptional : A vanilla vodka is delish
30mlSpiced Rum(for example Sailor Jerry, Captain Morgan, etc)
3coffee beansto garnish
5ice cubesfor shaking
Ahead of time, you can make your esspresso coffee and pop it in the fridge until you're ready to make your martini. You should also place your martini glass in the freezer until it is chilled.
Add your ice cubes to a cocktail shaker, and pour the espresso, vodka and spiced rum into the shaker. Close the shaker and assume the bartender position.
You can ensure the shaker top doesn't fly off if you place one hand on each end of the shaker. Now... shake vigorously! Shake at least 10 times (the harder you shake, the more it will foam).
Take the chilled martini glass out of the freezer. Open the shaker top, and use your strainer to hold the icecubes back, as you pour the drink into your glass.
Garnish & Serve
Garnish with 3 coffee beans and serve immediately.
A NOTE ON USING QUALITY INGREDIENTS: A lot of cocktail recipes add sugar to cover the fact they've been made with harsher-tasting, lower quality ingredients. If your spirits and coffee ingredients are high quality and smooth tasting, then you will experience a naturally smoother tasting espresso martini, that doesn't need any sugar! BEWARE OF HIDDEN SUGAR IN COFFEE LIQUEURS:If you prefer to use a coffee liqueur instead of, or as well as, a fresh espresso, be aware there is a LOT of sugar in store-bought coffee liqueurs. We recommend an Australian Coffee Liqueur brand called Mr Black, as it has half the sugar and ten times the coffee concentration of other coffee liqueurs.