Espresso lovers rejoice, we’ve found the perfect cocktail twist that combines a classic Espresso Martini with a zesty lime Margarita. It might seem like an unlikely duo, but the addition of sweet coffee syrup, zingy lime juice, orange liqueur and tequila makes for an interesting flavour profile.
What are the ingredients for an espresso margarita?
The team over at Cointreau have shared their recipe on how to create this twisted cocktail. All you do is add orange liqueur, tequila, fresh lime juice, coffee syrup, orange blossom water, bitters (optional) and lots of ice to a cocktail shaker.
Making your own coffee syrup is really simple and you’ll have plenty of leftovers to add into cocktails, or even to enhance your next iced coffee. All you need is a 1:1 ratio of freshly brewed coffee and caster sugar.
How to make an Espresso Margarita – serves 1
- 25ml Cointreau (or any other orange liqueur)
- 50ml Tequila
- Half a fresh lime, squeezed
- 4 teaspoons coffee syrup
- 1 teaspoon orange blossom water
- 1-2 dashes bitters (optional)
- Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with some ice and shake for a few minutes until it becomes frothy.
- Strain into a coupe or martini glass, rimmed with a salt & sugar mix. Garnish with a slice of lime and enjoy.
How to make coffee syrup
- 250ml of freshly brewed coffee
- 250g of caster sugar
- In a small saucepan, add freshly brewed coffee and caster sugar.
- Bring to a boil until all the sugar has dissolved.
- Once sugar has dissolved, simmer for 3 minutes until it becomes thicker and syrupy.
- Let cool to room temperature before using and store in a jar in the fridge.
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