Are you bored with espresso martinis? Wait until you try this Coconut Espresso Martini! It has a tropical twist, is a little nutty, and is slightly sweet. Get ready to be WOWed!
Espresso Martinis are the perfect after-dinner drink; I love them. Recently I was out with friends, and Dawn described a GREAT martini she had recently tried. It was a coconut-flavored espresso martini. Sounds delightful, right? So the next evening I had to try it.
OMG. Dawn was right. This Coconut Espresso Martini is delightful and rather easy to make. Rimming the glass takes a few more minutes, but it’s well worth the wait.
Coconut Espresso Martini ingredients
You’ll need coconut-flavored Vodka. I’ve found Veil & Pinnacle Vodkas to be excellent, ‘flavored’ vodkas.
Next is the Kahlua coffee-flavored liqueur and Bailey’s Irish Cream. Finally, let’s not forget the espresso. I have a Nespresso coffee maker so whipping up a cup of espresso is quick and easy. They are not inexpensive, but I’ve been using mine daily for over 2 years now, so I’ve gotten my money’s worth. And having fresh espresso in your martini makes all of the difference.
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Next, you can’t make a great martini without a great shaker. I have at least a dozen shakers, but this one from OXO is my favorite. It doesn’t leak, and the cap is a measuring cup that will measure from 1/2 ounce to 1.5 ounces. And it is dishwasher safe! You can’t go wrong with OXO.
And don’t forget the chilled martini glass. Nothing is worse than a martini in a warm glass. Check out these 2 that I highly recommend. Joy Jolt set of 6 martini glasses in multi-colors and Crafthouse by Fortessa, set of 4 martini glasses. They are both dishwasher-safe. Joy Jolt is a short martini glass, great for stacking in the freezer, and the Crafthouse by Fortessa is tall and elegant. Still, finding a good spot to lay it down in the freezer is harder.
How to make a Coconut Espresso Martini
To make the Coconut Espresso Martini pour the coconut vodka, Kahlua, Baileys & espresso into a shaker filled with ice. While the martini is sitting in the shaker, spread the fluff on a small plate.
Add the coconut to another small plate.
Roll the rim of your martini glass into the fluff.
Then dip your martini glass rim down into the coconut.
Shake the shaker for 15 seconds and pour the contents of the shaker into the rimmed martini glass. Now sit back and enjoy!
Other easy martinis that you may like
- Lemon Drop Martini
- White Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Martini
- Snowflake Martini
- Pomegranate Martini
- Ransom Note Martini
- Caramel Apple Vodka Martini
- Birthday Cake Martini
- Pumpkin Pie Martini
- Espresso Martini
- French Martini
- Winter White Cosmo
Coconut Espresso Martini
- 2 Oz Coconut Vodka I use Veil when I need a flavored vodka
- 1/2 Oz Kahlua
- 1/2 Oz Baileys
- 1 Oz Espresso, chilled
- Chilled martini glass
To rim the glass
- 3 Tbs Sweetened Coconut Flakes
- 2 Tbs Marshmallow Fluff
Prepare the coconut rim
- Put the coconut flakes on a plate
- Spread the marshmallow fluff on another plate
- Take a chilled martini glass and swirl the rim in the marshmallow fluff until the entire rim is coated in fluff
- Then place the martini glass, rim side down into the plate of shredded coconut flakes
Prepare the martini
- Pour the coconut vodka, Kahlua, Baileys and Espress into a shaker with ice
- Shake the shaker for 15 seconds and pour the ingredients into the rimmed martini glass