Can You Make Espresso Martini
Without Kahlua?

While fresh coffee in mixed beverages was not new. Its success is easy. Espresso in a cocktail is a powerful combination.

The Espresso Martini was created by London bartender Dick Bradsell in 1984. Sour with berries, the Bramble, and the Treacle with apple juice, for example. In the case of the Espresso Martini, freshly ground espresso elevates the Black Russian.

This coffee cocktail contains espresso, vodka, and Kahlua. Kahlua is a Mexican coffee liqueur made with rum, sugar, and arabica coffee. It's the perfect post-dinner drink for coffee lovers. It's somewhat sweet, full of flavor, and the perfect way to conclude your night!

The espresso martini has vodka, espresso, coffee liqueur, and simple syrup. Cold in a martini glass with espresso beans.

Some may find the coffee flavor and alcohol content too strong. An alternative cross between Kahlua and Firelit is "Fair Cafe liqueur" having a strong coffee flavor and less sweetness than Firelit.

Using cold brew or strong brewed coffee instead of espresso. You can also use other coffee liqueurs like Kahlua or Tia Maria depending on your taste preference. Before shaking, add a creamy liqueur like Baileys, vanilla, coffee, or espresso vodka and cocoa powder.

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