Enjoy a refreshing frozen espresso martini on a hot summer day! This frozen twist is just as creamy and delicious as a classic espresso martini with extra chill. All you need is four ingredients and less than 5 minutes to make it!
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
Refreshing. Nothing beats a frozen drink in the summer. Cool off with this frozen espresso martini that takes less than 5 minutes to make. Perfect for a poolside day.
Coffee flavor. If you know me, you know I love a good coffee cocktail. Whether its my pumpkin spice espresso martini or my peppermint espresso martini, I cannot get enough. This frozen espresso martini is no different; it is full of coffee flavor and a delightful pick me up.
Fun twist. Calling all espresso martini fans! If you love the original version of the cocktail, you will absolutely love this cocktail. It is unique and will certainly impress and excite your guest, especially if they are coffee lovers.
INGREDIENT NOTES AND SUBSTITUTIONS
Vodka. Your favorite vodka well work perfectly in this cocktail. If you want to change the flavor, try a flavored vodka that would compliment the coffee taste, such as vanilla (which I love using for vanilla flavor without using vanilla syrup) or caramel.
Espresso. Brew espresso fresh for the best flavor. Strongly brewed coffee will also work.
Baileys or coffee creamer. If you prefer a creamier cocktail, add in Baileys or your favorite coffee creamer! You can also omit this ingredient if you like a black espresso martini.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1. Brew the espresso. Once brewed, add ¼ cup of the espresso into an ice cube tray and freeze it.
Step 2. Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend for at least 45 seconds or until it reaches your desired consistency. The more that it is blended, the smoother the texture will be.
Step 3. Pour into chilled coupe martini glasses and add coffee beans or espresso beans on top! You also can add a pinch of sea salt on top for extra flavor.
As with most frozen drinks, this is best consumed right away. Letting it sit out will cause the ice to melt, and will result in the cocktail becoming watery. If you do need to store it, pour it into ice cubes then freeze it. Once ready to use, re-blend and pour into a glass.
Yes! You can omit the vodka then use coffee flavored syrup in place of the coffee liqueur and coffee creamer in place of the baileys.
Yes! Prep the mixture then pour it into an ice cube tray. When ready to drink, re-blend it in a blender then pour into your martini glass. This may, however, alter the consistency slightly.
Yes!! Use a flavored vodka like vanilla or a caramel or add flavored simple syrup, like pumpkin spice or peppermint.
Pay attention to blending time. The more you blend the cocktail, the smoother it will be. If you prefer a chunkier cocktail, blend it for less time.
Use flavored vodka. Flavored vodka can truly transform the flavor of this frozen espresso martini. Use vanilla or caramel vodka for a fun twist!
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Frozen Espresso Martini Recipe
- ½ cup espresso freeze in ice cube tray
- 4 oz vodka vanilla or caramel
- 4 oz coffee liqueur
- 2 oz baileys almande or coffee creamer
- Brew the espresso then add it into ice cube trays and freeze.
- Once frozen, add all ingredients to a blender and blend for at least 45 seconds.
- Pour into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with espresso or coffee beans.