Espresso Martinis

 

We love the Espresso Martini - it’s a drink to waken and enliven. Invented by Dick Bradsell at the Soho Brasserie, London in the late 1980s, it’s traditionally made using vodka, espresso, coffee liqueur and sugar. We’ve developed three sumptuous recipes that work beautifully with Cooper King Dry Gin instead of vodka, with the Black Forest version being a firm favourite. Stay up late and enjoy.


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Black Forest Espresso Martini

Black raspberry and vanilla combine with fruity Patron to create the King of espresso martinis.

  • 50ml Cooper King Dry Gin

  • 25ml Artemis Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate

  • 12.5ml Patrón XO Cafe Liqueur

  • 12.5ml Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur

  • 12.5ml vanilla syrup

  • 3 coffee beans

Reserve the coffee beans for garnish and add the rest of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, add plenty of ice and shake vigorously until chilled. Double strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the coffee beans.

Note: Artemis Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate is used as a direct replacement for espresso, and is brewed in Yorkshire using ethically sourced coffee. If you can’t get hold of this, use fresh espresso instead (the ice will cool it down).


Orange and Cinnamon Espresso Martini

A zesty, feisty and festive cocktail.

  • 25ml Cooper King Dry Gin

  • 25ml Artemis Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate

  • 12.5ml Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur

  • 12.5ml triple sec

  • 12.5ml vanilla syrup

  • ½ a cinnamon stick

  • Orange peel

Reserve the orange peel for garnish and add the rest of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, add plenty of ice and shake vigorously until chilled. Double strain into a chilled martini glass. Twist the orange peel over the drink to release the oils, then garnish.

Note: Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur has more coffee and less sugar than most well-known brands and is becoming widely available. Triple sec is an orange liqueur of French origin. Well-known brands include Cointreau and De Kuyper, and are widely available. 

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Simple Espresso Martini

A clean, simple and refreshing espresso martini.

  • 50ml Cooper King Dry Gin

  • 25ml Artemis Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate

  • 12.5ml Patrón XO Cafe Liqueur

  • 10ml vanilla syrup

  • 3 coffee beans

Reserve the coffee beans for garnish and add the rest of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, add plenty of ice and shake vigorously until chilled. Double strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the coffee beans.

Note: Artemis Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate is a direct replacement for espresso, and is brewed in Yorkshire using ethically sourced coffee. If you can’t get hold of this, use fresh espresso instead (the ice will cool it down).