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festive holiday espresso martini

Festive Holiday Espresso Martini

  • Author: Bailey
  • Total Time: 5 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail 1x


An Espresso Martini is my favorite drink around the holidays, and you'll LOVE this festive holiday version. This Festive Holiday Espresso Martini has a candy cane rim, is the perfect post-dinner pick-me-up cocktail, and is my favorite Christmas Eve tradition.


  • Candy canes
  • Chocolate syrup
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 3 oz vodka (my favorite is Titos)
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1.5 oz *hot* espresso
  • Splash of milk or cream


  1. Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Add Kahlua, simple syrup, vodka and *hot* espresso. Shake the cocktail shaker until all ingredients are cold.
  2. Add chocolate syrup to a plate. On a separate plate, crush the candy canes. Dip the rim of the glass into the chocolate syrup, then into the crushed candy canes so that they will stick to the rim.
  3. Pour the contents, without the ice, into the cocktail glass. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Category: Cocktails