Jim McCourt, the beverage director of Prohibition in downtown Charleston shares his twist on the traditional espresso martini. His cocktail packs a flavorful coffee punch with a surprising touch of brightness from lemon oil. This cocktail requires common ingredients, and it’s easy to make. Keep this recipe on hand for a bittersweet after-dinner drink or brunch cocktail if you’re feeling bold.
1 ounce espresso vodka
1 ounce coffee liqueur
1 ounce cold brew concentrate
⅕ ounce simple syrup
Fresh lemon rind
- In cocktail shaker filled with ice, add first four ingredients. Shake gently and strain into coup. Squeeze oil from lemon rind over cocktail and serve.
Recipe ByJim McCourt of Prohibition in Charleston