Coffee is an all-day, all-occasion drink, and that includes night and party time! This Mocha Martini is a spiked take on the Caffé Mocha, combined with the elegance of a Martini. The addition of Irish Crème adds a bit of booze and a load of creaminess, making it a terrific post-meal dessert drink or nightcap. Get your shaker ready, and let’s make ourselves a coffee cocktail!
- 30g Espresso (brewed from 1 capsule)
- 15g Vodka
- 60g Irish Crème (such as Bailey’s)
- 30g Chocolate syrup (or drinking chocolate powder + some extra for the glass)
- 6-8 large ice cubes for shaking
- Chocolate shavings, for garnish
Line the inside of a chilled coupe or martini glass with some chocolate syrup (or dust the glass if using powder). Pull a short 30g (or ml) of espresso. In a three-piece or boston shaker, add the coffee, vodka, irish crème, and chocolate syrup. Add the ice cubes and shake it until your fingers are numb from the cold. Strain and serve into the chilled glass. Be sure to include all of that sweet foam! Grate some chocolate on top to finish.
Now take a sip, kick back, and relax. You deserve it after all that shaking!
Words & Photos by Jonathan Choi (@theheadbean)