Smirnoff Espresso Martinis with TheBar.com

I’ve teamed up with thebar.com to bring you this fun and frisky recipe for Smirnoff Espresso Martinis.

Smirnoff Espresso Martinis with Amaretto Biscuits from Supper in the Suburbs and TheBar.com

Those that know me well will know that I am a huge cocktail fan. I love the way the best mixologists can come up with amazing flavour combinations and with a little molecular gastronomy can transform a couple of spirits you find in the back of a drinks cupboard into something amazing.

Legend has it, that mixologist Dick Bradsell was the first person to combine espresso coffee with vodka and coffee liqueur, taking ingredients that almost everyone has in the house and turning them into a super chic cocktail fit for a super model.

Know one knows who the precise muse was for the Espresso Martini but apparently the cocktail came about one evening when a well known model walked into Bradsell’s bar and asked for a cocktail that would perk her up.

Smirnoff Espresso Martinis in Espresso Cups from Supper in the Suburbs and TheBar.com

Smirnoff Espresso martinis fill the mouth with rich depth of flavour which comes from good quality coffee, the honey and Baileys add a little sweetness to balance out the bitter depth of the espresso. The vodka following behind then gives the drinker the final pick me up.

They are bittersweet cocktail perfection.

Smirnoff Espresso Martinis for date night from Supper in the Suburbs and TheBar.com

Recipe for Smirnoff Espresso Martinis

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Serving Size: Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 50ml Smirnoff espresso flavoured vodka
  • 50ml Baileys Irish cream liqueur
  • 50ml espresso
  • 20ml honey
  • Handful of coffee beans

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Add the Smirnoff Espresso Vodka, Baileys with a hint of Coffee Flavour, espresso coffee and honey to the shaker.
  3. Strain into a martini glass or espresso cups.
  4. Garnish with a couple of coffee beans before serving.
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I think the Smirnoff Espresso Martini is best served in a classic espresso cup. It’s a fantastic alternative to the coffee course at a dinner party and a fun way of making sure your guests stay round that little bit longer. Why not serve the martinis with some fresh biscotti or perhaps some amaretti biscuits? Here are some recipes you might like to try:

I also think these Smirnoff Espresso Martinis are great for sipping on date night, or when the girls are round for a good old gossip! Just one of these and you’ll be chatting away for the rest of the night – as if you need an excuse.

Smirnoff Espresso Martinis from Supper in the Suburbs and TheBar.com

For more vodka cocktail recipes, ingredients, accessories and inspiration for a cocktail party visit thebar.com.

*Supper in the Suburbs encourages you to drink responsibly.  For advice on sensible enjoyment of alcohol please visit Drinkaware.

23 comments

    1. Oh no! What went wrong?! You get the hit of coffee with these without it being too bitter. The honey also helps take the edge off of the neat vodka 🙂 I hope you like them!

  1. I don’t think I know anyone who can resist a cocktail. I certainly can’t. I’m not a great fan of coffee, but your photos are so tempting I think I’d have to try a sip or two 🙂

    1. I’m not a big coffee fan either! I fact…This may well be the only recipe on the blog with coffee in it. These definitely converted me! Espresso martinis will be my tipple of choice for a while now.

  2. I love this post! And your photos are great, especially the one with your pics in it!
    Is it ok that I want to drink this at 8:30 in the morning? It’s got espresso in it, after all?
    Hope all is well! Happy weekend!

    1. Hi Roz, I was saying to Choclette I’m not normally a huge fan of coffee either but these are sweet enough that even I like them 😀 give them a go and let me know what you this k xx

    1. You’re too kind Andrea and it’s my pleasure! I can’t wait until Christmas when I can make my ginger and dark chocolate biscotti 😀

  3. Oh I love Espresso martinis, they were one of the last things I drank before we found out I was pregnant! These look amazing I’ll have to give them a try.

    1. Another espresso martini fan woohoo! Have you made them ar home before? I like that you can up or drop the sweetness when you mix them yourself 🙂

    1. It’s fate Elizabeth! That bottle was calling you :-p why not celebrate the weekend with a martini or two tomorrow 🙂

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