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Vanilla espresso martini recipe

Vanilla espresso martini recipe

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Enjoy a subtle twist on a classic with this perfect combination of sweet vanilla vodka, toasty espresso and the traditional coffee liqueur. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 5 mins to prepare
  • 160 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 100g caster sugar
  • ice cubes
  • 120ml Wildcat Vanilla Flavoured Vodka
  • 60ml coffee liqueur
  • 50ml freshly brewed coffee, cooled
  • 6 espresso beans, to garnish (optional)

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Wildcat Vanilla Vodka Gives a delicious burst of vanilla sweetness Wildcat Vanilla Vodka
Gives a delicious burst of vanilla sweetness
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Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    0g 0%
  • Saturates

    0g 0%
  • Sugars

    7g 8%
  • Salt

    0g 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 7.1g Protein 0.1g Fibre 0g


  1. Place the sugar in a small saucepan. Add 50ml water and bring to the boil. Boil for 1 min then remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  2. Once the sugar syrup is completely cool, half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 1 tbsp of the sugar syrup, the vodka, coffee liqueur and coffee. Shake for 20-30 seconds.
  3. Strain into two martini glasses. Garnish each drink with 3 espresso beans, if using.

See our guide on How to garnish your cocktails



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