Espresso Martini

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Yield: Serves : Makes 1 cocktail

Shaking the ingredients with ice creates a foamy “crema” atop this bittersweet coffee-flavored martini from cocktail guru Ericka Duffy. Be sure to squeeze the orange peel over the drink; the citrus-oil aroma is essential for balance.


  • 3 tablespoons (1/2 ounce) cognac
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) coffee liqueur, such as Kahlúa
  • 2 tablespoons espresso
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • Orange twist and coffee beans, for garnish

How to Make It


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add cognac, coffee liqueur, espresso, and simple syrup. Cover and shake vigorously until frothy, about 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Squeeze orange twist over drink and add to lip of glass; float coffee beans in drink, and serve immediately.

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