Espresso Martini

By: The Local Palate
Prohibition's Espresso Martini in a martini glass
Image courtesy of Prohibition

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.

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Serves 1

  • 1 ounce espresso vodka
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 1 ounce cold brew concentrate
  • ⅕ ounce simple syrup
  • Fresh lemon rind
  1. 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 By
    Jim McCourt of Prohibition in Charleston
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