Celebrate National Espresso Day with Mitchell’s Fish Market Espresso Martini Recipe
National Espresso Day was celebrated on November 23rd, if you celebrate those kinds of things. It seems there is a food holiday every day of the year. If you missed it, not to worry. You can celebrate it today!
I do believe these fun food holidays give us a reason (excuse) to get together with friends and enjoy a nice beverage or two. However, a cup of espresso on its own seems a bit boring to me. Then again, I’ve never been a big coffee drinker. It’s gone in a shot (literally) and how many can you really have during a (long) chat with friends?
I say celebrate this Italian jolt-inducing beverage with an Espresso Martini instead!
I have sampled several Espresso Martini recipes and have found some too strong, others too weak. Some are creamy and some are not. I recently enjoyed a truly decadent Espresso Martini at Mitchell’s Fish Market in Winter Park, FL that was perfect.
The right balance of sweetness, creaminess and kick.
It was the perfect ending to a wonderful Italian Uncorked Wine Dinner which I covered for City Surfing Orlando.
The cocktail is not offered on their menu as this was a special recipe created exclusively for the event. Yet, I loved it so much I begged general manager, George Grigor, for the recipe and he happily obliged.
Now I get to share it with you.
Mitchell’s Fish Market Espresso Martini Recipe
- 1 oz Decaf Espresso
1 oz New Amsterdam Vodka
3/4 oz Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
1/4 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
– Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice (give it at least five good shakes!)
– Strain into a chilled martini glass
GO gather up your friends and whip up a batch of this Espresso Martini recipe. Pair it with some treats from your favorite bakery and you are all set for easy entertaining and lots of fun. GO for anything chocolate if you want to up the decadence factor!
New Amsterdam Vodka is five times distilled for a smooth spirit you can sip on its own. It’s produced by New Amsterdam Spirits from Modesto, California and was awarded a score of 92 by The Tasting Panel and noted as “Best Buy” by Beverage Testing Institute.
Mitchell’s Fish Market is located on 460 N. Orlando Avenue, suite 122, Winter Park, FL. They host wine dinners on a monthly basis which feature the freshest seafood paired with top brand wine selections. Their bar is always creating new delicious cocktails so make sure to ask the bartender for their latest creation. For reservations call 407-339-3474.