UK Coffee Week: 5 other espresso martini cocktails to try

It’s UK Coffee Week and there’s no better way to celebrate the occasion than with some delicious caffeinated cocktails courtesy of the masterminds at The Bottle Club.

  1. Cinnamon Espresso Martini

An autumnal take on the traditional Espresso Martini, a Cinnamon Espresso Martini is just the thing you need to get you through those rainy days and cold nights.

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Ingredients 

  • 60ml Monin Cinnamon Syrup 
  • 60ml vodka 
  • 60ml espresso 
  • 1-2 tbsp cinnamon sugar 
  • Cinnamon sticks and coffee beans for garnish

How to make 

Start by pouring roughly 30ml of the cinnamon syrup on a small plate and covering it with your cinnamon sugar. Then, gently run the rim of the martini glass over the mixture – your cocktail glass is now decorated and Instagram ready! 

Once the all-important presentation is out of the way, it’s now time to make your drink! In a cocktail shaker, combine your vodka, espresso and 30ml of syrup and give the contents a good old shake. Finally, strain the drink into your glass and garnish with your coffee beans and cinnamon sticks. 

  1. Espresso Tonic

Forget a gin and tonic, ever heard of an espresso tonic? Made from two simple ingredients, this booze-free drink will ensure that you won’t miss out on that espresso martini kick, even if you are the designated driver. 

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Ingredients

How to make

Begin by brewing your espresso in a shot glass or small jug and letting it stand. While this is happening, fill your chilled glass with big cubes of ice. Then, it’s time to pour the tonic water. Top tip: let the bubbles settle before gently pouring your coffee on top – this will create a beautiful separation between the tonic and coffee! 

As well as this, note that the ratio for an espresso tonic is 1:2 of espresso to tonic water, but this can be adjusted based on your own preferences. 

  1. The Cold-Fashioned

Calling all bourbon fans! It’s time to take your espresso martini game to the next level by making the ‘Cold-Fashioned’. This drink offers a punchy twist on the traditional Old Fashioned by using cold brew coffee along with a coffee liqueur. The perfect after-dinner treat! 

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Ingredients

20 ml Tia Maria (or any coffee liqueur)

40 ml Bourbon

20 ml Cold Brew Coffee

Orange twist

How to make 

Take your chilled glass and fill with big cubes of ice. Then, add your bourbon, coffee liqueur and cold brew – be sure to use a spoon to stir the mixture together gently so you don’t break the ice cubes up. Finally, it’s time to add some flavour! Using a vegetable peeler, squeeze a thin strip of orange zest all over your drink (you can rub the zest around the rim of your glass for a more intense flavour). 

  1. Biscoff Espresso Martini 

Just when you thought an espresso martini couldn’t get any better, behold the Biscoff espresso martini. Perfect for those looking to impress a date, or for a fun night in with friends…

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What you’ll need: 

  • Ice
  • 2 oz. Vodka – The Bottle Club recommends Smirnoff’s espresso vodka
  • 2-3 oz. Lotus Biscoff sauce or spread (if you get the smooth spread we recommend you heat this up so it makes a lighter consistency for your martini. To do this you will need a small pan of boiling water and a bowl – melt as though you would butter)
  • Biscoff biscuits for topping 

How to make: 

Add the ice, vodka, coffee liquor and lotus sauce/melted spread together in your cocktail shaker. Shake it up, pour into a martini glass and enjoy. 

Alternatively, if you are in a rush then you can add Lotus Biscoff sauce to Bottleproof Espresso Martini in a cocktail shaker with ice. Bottle Proof pre-made cocktails are ideal for those having a last minute get together. 

  1. The Cold-Fashioned

If you’re more of a bourbon fan, then this punchy twist on the classic Old Fashioned uses trendy cold brew coffee along with coffee liqueur. Serve in a chilled rocks glass with an orange twist for the ultimate after-dinner treat. 

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Ingredients:

20 ml Tia Maria (or any coffee liqueur)

40 ml Bourbon

20 ml Cold Brew Coffee

Orange twist

Method:

Fill a chilled glass with big cubes of ice and add your bourbon, coffee liqueur and cold brew. Use a spoon to stir it all together gently, so you don’t break the ice cubes up. Using a vegetable peeler, take a thin strip of orange zest and squeeze the aromatic orange oils all over your drink (you can rub the zest around the rim for a more intense flavour)  

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