How to make a classic Espresso Martini without the alcohol! This coffee mocktail is bold, sweet, delicious, and just the pick-me-up we all need! It is made using simple ingredients and shakes up in seconds. You won’t even miss the alcohol in this!
Mocktails are becoming a norm for me. I live in a dry county which means no alcohol sales EVER! I have to travel 45 minutes to get to the nearest liquor store. Crazy right?! Lately I have committed myself to creating fun and delicious alcohol free drinks and mocktails. I think I like it better this way, especially when an Espresso Martini Mocktail is involved.
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What Is In An Espresso Martini Mocktail?
- Espresso- It is best brewed fresh and then cooled in the refrigerator. Also, choose a high quality espresso so you get the best result. Bad espresso means a bad Espresso Martini Mocktail.
- Heavy Whipping Cream- To add creaminess and body to the mocktail.
- Simple Syrup- Helps to sweeten things up (use as much or as little as your palate prefers). If you do not have any I give instructions on how to make your own in the recipe card below.
- Vanilla Extract- Mimics the flavor of coffee liqueurs.
- Salt- For an extra boost to the flavors.
Add Some Flare To The Rim!
So before you make your Espresso Martini Mocktail you have got to try rimming the glass with cocoa. It tastes exactly like chocolate syrup and adds extra appeal to every sip you take!
To get the perfect rim all you have to do is:
- On two shallow dishes, place a layer of cocoa on one and simple syrup on another.
- Immediately dip the rim of your glass in the cocoa. You will want to move the rim of the glass around in various directions so it gets coated well.
- Shake off any loose cocoa into the sink or garbage.
It is that easy!
How To Make The BEST Espresso Mocktail Martini
Rim your martini glasses by dipping them into simple syrup and then cocoa powder.
Add ice and the ingredients to your cocktail shaker; espresso, heavy cream, simple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt. I do have to warn you, do not put ice into a glass cocktail shaker or it will explode. I learned that the hard way when I was making this recipe (oops!).
Shake vigorously for about a minute or so. It should have a frothy layer of foam when it is ready to pour.
Pour into two martini glasses and top with a few coffee beans or dusting of cocoa.
What If I Want To Add Alcohol?
A traditional Espresso Martini has both vodka and coffee liqueur. To the existing recipe add 2 ounces of vodka and 2 ounces of coffee liqueur. Depending on how sweet your coffee liqueur is you may need to alter the simple syrup amount.
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Espresso Martini Mocktail
- 4 ounces espresso
- 2 ounces heavy whipping cream
- 2 ounces simple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- cocoa powder; to rim glass
- coffee beans; for garnish
- Dip the rim of your martini glass into simple syrup and then cocoa powder. Set aside.
- Into a cocktail shaker add ice, espresso, heavy cream, simple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt.
- Shake vigorously for about a minute or so. Pour into two martini glasses and top with a few coffee beans.
- Bring equal amounts of sugar and water to boil until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow it to come to room temperature.
- Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.
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