Espresso martinis are one of the most popular drinks in bars and restaurants. However, many people don’t know that you can easily make a delicious version at home without any alcohol or simple syrup.
This refreshing drink recipe is an ideal treat for those who want something sweet without the guilt. It’s easy to make, and it packs in real coffee flavor. If you’re looking for an easy way to upgrade your next party, look no further than this classic Espresso Martini Mocktail recipe! Let’s take a look at how to make this delicious and guilt-free mocktail.
To make the base, all you need is cold espresso or cold brewed coffee, sugar-free vanilla syrup (we like Torani brand!), unsweetened almond milk half-and-half and ice.
You can use freshly brewed espresso or a store-bought version. If you use fresh espresso made in your home espresso machine, be sure to cool it down before you start making this classic after dinner drink. Cold brew concentrate can also be added to this recipe.
If you’d like a pretty garnish, you should also grab a few coffee beans and unsweetened cocoa powder to use at the end of the recipe. All these ingredients are readily available in most grocery stores or health food stores. If you can’t find them locally, they’re also available online.
Once you have all your ingredients ready, it’s time to get mixing! Start by filling a cocktail shaker with ice. You can also use a mason jar if you don’t have a shaker. Then pour in the cold espresso, sugar-free vanilla syrup and half-and-half.
Shake everything together vigorously; the shaking may create a little foam on top! Once everything is mixed together nicely, pour the drink into chilled martini glasses and enjoy.
Now for the fun part—garnishing your mocktail! You can be as creative as you like with this step; we like to garnish each glass with a few espresso beans or coffee beans on top. A dusting of unsweetened cocoa powder makes this drink like an espresso chocolate martini!
Here are some other ideas for garnishes that will really elevate your drink presentation:
The possibilities are endless! Get creative with your garnishes and make sure your presentation looks as good as it tastes.
That’s it—you now have all the ingredients necessary to make a delicious Espresso Martini Mocktail in your own home! It’s simple enough for beginners but also sophisticated enough to impress your friends at any occasion.
The espresso martini mocktail is a delicious and guilt-free way to indulge in a sweet treat without compromising on taste or nutrition. One serving contains just 22 calories. If you’re on a Nutrisystem weight loss plan, you can count it as one Extra in your NuMi app journal.
Want to make your mocktail a cocktail? You can add a shot (1.5 oz. = 1 serving) of vanilla vodka to your espresso martini. You could also incorporate some espresso and coffee liqueur for even more coffee flavor.
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