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Make the best non-alcoholic Espresso Martini Mocktail with just five ingredients. With a hit of caffeine from espresso and sweetness from vanilla, everyone can enjoy this zero-proof sip.
It’s time to take the booze out of everyone’s favorite cocktail. This espresso martini mocktail takes about 5 minutes to put together, is absolutely beautiful and although I’m not a coffee drinker, the smells in the kitchen when I prepare this drink are absolutely divine.
What Is an Espresso Martini?
An espresso martini is a caffeinated cocktail that’s really making a comeback on menus these days. The traditional cocktail is made with a shot of espresso, coffee liqueur, vodka and a simple syrup. It’s like a latte, but boozy!
Non-Alcoholic Espresso Martini Mocktails
Obviously, the key ingredients vodka and coffee liqueur contain alcohol. So to make this non-alcoholic, we’re using some incredible substitutes: alcohol-free vodka and coffee liqueur.
Sure, you can make this recipe without the non-alcoholic subs. However, your drink will essentially just taste like a sweetened cold brew. I recommend using non-alcoholic subs for the best flavor.
The coffee liqueur substitute I’m using is significantly less creamy than your typical coffee liqueur, so for a more true-to-original mouth feel and texture, I’d recommend also shaking with a few tablespoons of coconut milk or coconut cream.
Why not kick this drink up a notch by adding some fun garnishes? First, you can make a coffee rim for your glass. To do so, first coat the rim of your martini glass with maple syrup. Then invert the glass into a shallow plate of ground coffee or espresso beans. Flip it over, then fill your glass with espresso martini!
Another upgrade is to add a touch of cinnamon or cardamom to the drink. This is also a great recipe to experiment with flavoured simple syrups. For example, I think peppermint, mocha, or caramel syrups would be delicious twists.
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