|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 5g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||3%|
|Total Carbohydrate 34g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 17g||60%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
The ginspresso martini is a wonderful gin martini recipe that adds the flavor of coffee to the cocktail through espresso vodka. It's a fun twist on the average espresso martini, offering a depth of flavor while staying true to the classic gin-vermouth cocktail.
This recipe is the perfect showcase for vodkas like Van Gogh Double Espresso and Three Olives Triple Shot Espresso. You will find a few other vodka brands offering the espresso flavor and they're very interesting to explore.
The majority of these vodkas are thicker than the average flavored vodka and feature a rich coffee taste. It's a fantastic base for the botanicals of vermouth and gin and the orange bitters sets it off nicely, offering a subtle fruit accent for dimension. Try this one as an after dinner drink. It's a fabulous alternative to sweet dessert drinks and a great way to finish up a meal.
Gather the ingredients.
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a burnt orange peel or a few coffee beans.
Serve and enjoy!
- The juniper-led botanicals of a London dry gin are a great pairing for the ginspresso martini. Some of the softer gins can't stand up against an espresso vodka (particularly the darker offerings) and will get lost.
- For a real boost, try a Navy strength gin or similarly high-proof option because they tend to have an even stronger flavor profile.
- If you don't make a lot of martinis, check the freshness of your vermouth. The fortified wine does not have the long shelf life of other bottles in the bar. It will go bad after a few months of being open and is best when stored in the refrigerator.
How Strong Is a Ginspresso Martini?
Quite often, flavored vodkas are bottled at 70 proof rather than 80 proof and that's the case for most espresso vodkas. Pairing that with an 80-proof gin will create a pretty strong drink and the ginspresso martini does weigh in at a hefty 29 percent ABV (58 proof). It's in line with liquor-only martinis and as delightful as they are, it can be tempting to drink one too many.