Did someone say happy hour?
If you’re looking for a little post-work treat, then an espresso martini should certainly be on the agenda.
A cocktail that’s actually much easier to make than you’d think, it just takes four ingredients plus four easy steps and voila, you’ll be sippin’ like you’re in NoLita – just close your eyes and imagine.
Pour the vodka, coffee liqueur, espresso and ice into a cocktail shaker. Then fill the martini glass with ice to chill.
Then shake the living daylights out of it. You want the ice to smash up while chilling the liquid down; its what creates the frothy top.
Once shaken, empty the ice out of the Martini glass, then place the strainer on top of the shaker and pour the contents through a sieve directly into the glass. The strainer and the sieve helps create a rich, smooth, froth.
Garnish with 3 coffee beans and you’re done – this recipe comes courtesy of Jamie Oliver.
And similar to that, if you’re in the mood to make a few lush drinks, we’ve also got a simple recipe for a pornstar martini.
Coming from Absolut, this is our favourite pornstar martini recipe and again, so simple.
Muddle one slice of pineapple in a shaker with Absolut Vanilia, passion fruit pulp from half of the passion fruit, vanilla syrup and passion fruit purée.
Shake and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with 1/2 passion fruit floating. Serve accompanied with a shot of champagne/prosecco.
If you haven’t got a cocktail kit I’d also recommend getting your hands on one. Firstly, the sit pretty on a bar cart and secondly, they come in sooo handy when whipping up those cocktails with Insta perfection.
We adore this plush set from Oliver Bonas – see here.