Pulito’s Espresso Martini

By: The Local Palate
Pulito Osteria espresso martini

Tthe espresso martini, has become increasingly popular over the last few years, and this rings true at Pulito Osteria in Jackson, Mississippi. Their espresso martini utilizes a coffee concentrate for powerful espresso flavor, salted demerara sugar, and local distiller Cathead vodka for a powerful and well-balanced martini.

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Makes 1 cocktail

  • 1½ ounces Cathead Vodka
  • 1 ounce coffee concentrate
  • ¾ ounce Kahlua
  • ½ ounce salted vanilla demerara sugar

Make the coffee concentrate

  1. Combine 1 cup of medium roast coffee (we prefer Bean Fruit’s Crimson Stamp) with 3 cups of hot water in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil, while being sure to stir occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to steep for 15 minutes. Fine strain the concentrate through a chinois into an airtight container, allow to cool, and store in the refrigerator.

Make the salted vanilla demerara sugar

  1. Combine 2 cups of turbinado sugar, ½ tablespoon vanilla, and ½ teaspoon salt with 1 cup boiling water and stir until all ingredients have dissolved. Allow to cool and store in the refrigerator.

Make the cocktail

  1. Add cooled ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 60 seconds.
  2. Strain into martini glass and serve.
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    Pulito Osteria in Jackson, Mississippi
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