Espresso Martini

Last year Valentine’s Day landed on the Saturday of President’s Day Weekend.  Since my husband was traveling for his annual hunting trip with his dad and brother, I decided to celebrate the holiday with one of my best girlfriends, Danielle.  We cooked dinner together, watched cheesy romantic movies, and created this delicious Espresso Martini recipe.  All in all, a great Valentine’s Day spent with a great friend!

This Valentine’s Day, I wish all of you experience lots of love and happiness, and many espresso martinis!  Cheers!

Espresso Martini
Yield:  one drink
Time:  5 minutes

1½ oz. Kahlua
3 oz. vanilla vodka
1 oz. freshly brewed espresso
½ to 1 oz. simple syrup (depending on your taste)
Optional:  three espresso beans

  1.  Combine the Kahlua, vanilla vodka, espresso and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.  Pack with ice.  Shake vigorously for 2 minutes.  Strain into a martini glass.  If desired, garnish with three espresso beans.

To make the simple syrup: combine equal parts water and sugar (ex: 1 cup of each) in a saucepan.  Simmer on medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.  Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Note:  An average shot glass holds 1½ ounces.

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Espresso Martini

Danielle and I enjoying our Espresso Martinis last Valentine’s Day!