Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to be a professional bartender or barista to whip up a good espresso martini. You just need to have a good technique, great ingredients and something that sets your drink apart.
At Grey Goose's Boulangerie Bleue waterside mansion party this summer, a salted espresso martini was served — a classic post-dinner combination of vodka and coffee liqueur with a little chocolate and a pinch of salt as a finishing touch.
We asked Grey Goose's lively global ambassador Joe McCanta to show us how to make this variation on the classic — check out his technique below.
50ml Grey Goose Vodka
30ml (one shot) single origin espresso
20ml coffee liqueur
1 pinch of salt
Garnish: salted dark cocoa powder
Chill your coupe by adding ice.
Mix your vodka, espresso and coffee liqueur in a shaker.
Add a pinch of salt and some ice.
Shake, and then strain your mixture into your coupe.
Top with cocoa powder and salt.
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