Everyone loves a martini And everyone loves chocolate – or at least almost everyone. So what if we combined the delicious aroma of cacao with the sharp, strong alcohol flavour of vodka and coffee liqueur? And then added some coffee to the mix? If you are like us, that is, in love with everything chocolatey, then you can forgive and celebrate our twist to the original Espresso Martini. After all, there is always room for a bit of chocolate flavour right? Our Easy Cacao Espresso Martini recipe will give you a strong, creamy and sweet martin, with a hint of chocolate. Mmm, sounds amazing right?
This recipe is true to the original Espresso Martini recipe. Yet, the addition of Roasted Cacao Nibs instead of coffee beans takes it to a higher level. Not just an Espresso Martini, but a Cacao Espresso Martini Which makes it ideal as a party starter or as an after-dinner drink. The choice is yours – and the pleasure is all ours. Cheers
Note: you can easily turn this into a mocktail by replacing the vodka with a non alcoholic vodka or gin and instead of the coffee liqueur, use coffee flavoured syrup. Or make your own by mixing 1 tsp Food Thoughts Organic Cacao Powder with 1 tbsp sugar and 25ml warm water – stir to dilute and let cool. Then mix with the rest of the ingredients for the perfect Cocoa Espresso Martini Mocktail.
Energy Efficient Recipe – approx energy consumption 2p
You will need
- 2 parts vodka
- 1 part coffee liqueur
- 1 part espresso coffee (either machine made or made with good quality instant espresso powder) - cooled
- 1 tsp Food Thoughts Roasted Cacao Nibs
Make the coffee - strong or decaf, it's your choice. But make sure you let it cool down before using.
Put a handful of ice cubes into a cocktail shaker, add the Vodka, Coffee Liqueur and espresso coffee and shake until you feel the shaker has gone nice and cool.
Strain the cocktail liquid into a martini glass. Add the Cacao Nibs and get the party started! Cheers
To make a Cocoa Espresso Martini mocktail, replace the vodka with a non alcoholic vodka or gin and instead of the coffee liqueur, use coffee flavoured syrup. Or make your own by mixing 1 tsp Food Thoughts Organic Cacao Powder with 1 tbsp sugar and 25ml warm water - stir to dilute and let cool. Then mix with the rest of the ingredients and enjoy!