Ingredients

  • 50ml Spirit of Wales, Steeltown Welsh Vodka
  • 25ml Espresso
  • 25ml coffee liqueur
  • A pinch of salt
  • Coffee Bean or cocoa powder to garnish (optional)

Top tip! Want to add some mocha spice to your martini? Add a shot of curiously Welsh Dragon’s Breath Mocha Rum in place of the vodka.

Vodka

Steeltown Vodka is a contemporary blend that combines complex cereal notes, fresh bread aromas, backed by delicate citrus-like freshness and pepper notes.

The perfect dessert drink or pre-dinner cocktail, this classic cocktail combines the flavours of espresso, vodka, and coffee liqueur. The espresso martini has been around since the 1980s and has only grown in popularity over the years. We believe that the three beans represent health, happiness, and prosperity, and are a nod to the three key ingredients in the cocktail – espresso, vodka, and coffee liqueur. What is your favourite way to garnish an espresso martini?
 
Espresso Martini made with Steeltown Welsh Vodka and Coaltown Coffee

Instructions

Step One

To make your Welsh Espresso Martini, start by brewing your strong coffee or espresso and allow it to cool completely. To make a great espresso martini – it’s best to use strong and flavourful coffee (we love the local flavour of Scout Coffee Roasters also from Newport, South Wales).

Step two

Fill your cocktail shaker with ice and add your chilled espresso, smooth and crisp Steeltown Welsh Vodka, coffee liqueur and simple syrup. Give your mix a vigorous shake for about 15 seconds to activate the foam on your Espresso Martini bringing about the textures of the cocktail when sipping.

Step three

Strain the delicious mixture to the top of a chilled martini glass and add 3 coffee beans or cocoa powder to garnish the foam. Sit back and enjoy your freshly brewed martini. The drink of sophistication and style combined with the rich and crisp flavours of the Welsh landscapes.