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This Peppermint Espresso Martini Will Put a Pep in Your Holiday Step

A peppermint espresso martini
PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
5 min
YIELDS
1 martini

A festive martini for the espresso lover! Infused with a peppermint simple syrup, this easy to make martini comes together in under 10 minutes. The perfect dessert cocktail to serve at your next holiday gathering, whether it’s a festive brunch or late-night drinks and appetizers.

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Ingredients

Peppermint simple syrup

½
cup granulated sugar
½
cup water
2
tsp peppermint extract

Martini

1 ½
oz coffee liqueur
1
oz vodka
1
oz espresso
1
oz peppermint simple syrup
Red and green sprinkles, for rimming the glass
Espresso beans, to garnish
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Directions

Step 1

In a small saucepan over low heat whisk together the sugar, water and peppermint extract. Bring mixture to a gentle simmer and remove from heat. Refrigerate until ready to use. This can be made up to a week in advance.

Peppermint simple syrup in a sauce pan
Step 2

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the coffee liqeur, vodka, espresso and simple syrup. Mix until chilled and well combined.

Peppermint espresso martini in a cocktail shaker
Step 3

Rim a stemmed glass with sprinkles. Strain mixture into glass and garnish with espresso beans.

Bird's eye view of a peppermint espresso martini

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