Our Favorite Espresso Martini Recipe

I am pretty sure that the only thing that triathletes love more than swimming, biking and running is…coffee.

Well, that may not be entirely true. It is probably a tie between coffee and…BOOZE! Luckily for us, there is an AWESOME drink that combines our favorite PRE and POST race libations…the Espresso Martini!

British bartender Dick Bradsell invented this now-classic drink, a.k.a. the Vodka Espresso, at Fred’s Club in London in the late ’80s. Legend has it that Kate Moss asked for a drink that would “wake me up and then f*ck me up” at the same time. The Espresso Martini was born.

Despite the kick of espresso, this drink is definitely ONLY advised as a post-race pick me up!

Espresso Martini

2 ounces vanilla vodka (I prefer Stoli)

½ ounce simple syrup

½ ounce coffee liqueur (I prefer Kahlua)

1 ounce freshly brewed espresso

3 Espresso Beans for Garnish

Directions: Add all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for approximately 30 seconds. Pour through a fine strainer into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the 3 espresso beans.


Written by Stacie Elinson, Siren Luminary 

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