You know what I love? Coffee. I mean, I’m that person who can’t function without that first-morning cup. It’s my daily ritual and my liquid motivation for a long working day. And then there’s Martini, that classy, sophisticated drink that adds a touch of elegance to any evening. So can you imagine how delightful I was when I discovered the Flat White Martini – the perfect blend of my two great loves?
It’s like a match made in heaven. I stumbled upon this beauty at a trendy cocktail bar one evening, and it was like the stars aligned. The bartender saw my coffee-loving soul and recommended this magical creation.
The Flat White Martini is like the best of both worlds collided in a cocktail shaker, a delightful twist on both coffee and classic cocktails. You’ve got the combination of the rich flavors of coffee, vodka, and cream.
This Martini is more than a drink; it’s a revelation, a revelation that reminds you that sometimes, you can have it all – in a glass, with a twist of sophistication. It’s a must-try for you. No need to go further, you can enjoy it right at home. Here’s how to make the Flat White Martini:
Flat White Martini
- 2 oz espresso or strong brewed coffee, cooled
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 oz coffee liqueur e.g., Kahlúa
- 1 oz Irish cream liqueur e.g., Baileys
- 1 oz simple syrup adjust to taste
- Ice cubes
- Chocolate shavings or coffee beans for garnish optional
- Brew a strong shot of espresso or coffee and let it cool to room temperature.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
- Pour in the cooled espresso, vodka, coffee liqueur, Irish cream liqueur, and simple syrup.
- Secure the shaker lid and shake for about 15-20 seconds, ensuring all the ingredients are well combined and the mixture is chilled.
- Strain the mixture into two chilled martini glasses.
- If desired, garnish your Flat White Martini with a sprinkle of chocolate shavings or a few coffee beans.
- Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious Flat White Martini!
Based on the original Flat White Martini, you can create many variations by adding different elements to the recipe, such as a drizzle of chocolate syrup, a splash of vanilla extract or vanilla syrup, hazelnut liqueur, a pinch of ground cinnamon, or a dash of nutmeg.
You can also replace regular cream with coconut cream for a tropical twist or use cold brew coffee instead of hot coffee or espresso. To make salted caramel flavor, you can rim the martini glass with crushed caramel candies or add a splash of salted caramel syrup to the mix.
Remember, the key to creating the perfect Flat White cocktail is balancing the coffee, vodka, cream, and sweetness to suit your taste preferences.