Coconut Espresso Martini – A Tropical Twist

A tropical twist on a classic espresso-spiked cocktail.

The Coconut Espresso Martini is a refreshing, sweet and creamy drink that is perfect for coffee and coconut lovers. It combines vodka, espresso, coconut cream, and simple syrup. It is shaken with ice and strained into a cocktail glass. It is garnished with coffee beans or a pinch of sea salt. This is a delicious and easy cocktail to make. It is sure to impress your friends and family.

First, a good martini glass is essential. I recommend a short, sturdy glass like this Joy Jolt or this Crafthouse by Fortessa martini glass. They both come in multiple colors and are dishwasher safe. You can also find great deals on these glasses online. Make sure to chill the glass in the freezer before mixing your drink. This will help it retain its cold temperature and prevent the alcohol from melting the ice.

Next, a good quality martini shaker is essential. I recommend a shaker that won’t leak, which can happen with many cheap knock off brands. This one by Bartinos doesn’t leak, has clearly marked measurements from 1/2 to 1.5 ounces, and is easy to clean. It is also dishwasher safe, which makes cleanup even easier.

Finally, a good quality liqueur is important for the espresso martini. While Kahlua is the standard bearer in this drink, there are now a wide variety of options available to suit your taste. Try a few different types and see what you like best. Adding a splash of milk or a cream liqueur to this cocktail can create something akin to a Mudslide, so play around with the recipe to find your favorite flavor combination.

Once you have your ingredients, combine them in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a sprinkle of salt and some coffee beans or flakes. Enjoy!