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This Easy Cocktail Recipe Puts An Unexpected Twist On The Classic Espresso Martini

It’s time to shake things up.

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Dubbed the Midnight in Brooklyn, this tequila cocktail calls for two ounces of Cincoro Reposado, a half ounce of sweet vermouth, and a half ounce of coffee liqueur. Stir ingredients, and then strain into a chilled glass. Top with a dehydrated lemon wheel.Courtesy of Cincoro Tequila
More of a gin person? Try swapping it in for the classic vodka ingredient. All you need to do is combine one and a half ounces of Aviation American Gin, three quarter ounces of coffee liqueur and espresso, respectively, and a half ounce of simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled glass, and top with coffee beans.5PH / 500px/500Px Plus/Getty Images
Make it a dessert moment with an affogato martini. Add one scoop of vanilla ice cream to a short glass; separately, shake one part Kahlúa and two parts espresso together with some ice. Pour the mixture over the ice cream, and sprinkle with chocolate flakes to finish.Aphinan Sareephan / EyeEm/EyeEm/Getty Images
Channel your favorite coffeehouse drink with this salted caramel espresso martini. To make it, add one part Kahlúa Salted Caramel Liqueur, one part Absolut Vodka, and one part espresso to a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously to get a velvety foam, and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with three coffee beans.Shutterstock
Come fall, make pumpkin spice part of your evening routine with this recipe. Shake one part Kahlúa, one part Absolut Vodka, one part espresso, and a half part pumpkin spice syrup in a shaker with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and top with coffee beans.Tatiana Goskova / 500px/500Px Plus/Getty Images
Take a break from espresso with a Kahlúa Sour Martini. To make it, pour two parts Kahlúa, one part lemon juice, and one part egg white into a shaker. Shake well for 10 seconds, add a scoop of ice, and repeat. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lemon peel.Shutterstock
The Great Northern includes one and a fourth part Absolut Vodka, a fourth part green chartreuse, a half part Tempus Fugit Crème De Cacao, one part chilled espresso, and a pinch of salt. Shake ingredients with ice for 15 to 20 seconds to achieve a rich froth. Strain and garnish with three juniper berries.CatLane/E+/Getty Images
For the Banana Chai Espresso Martini, combine one part Absolut Vodka infused with chai tea, three quarter parts Tempus Fugit banana liqueur, one part chilled espresso, and two dashes Scrappy’s Cardamom Bitters. Shake for 15 to 20 seconds, strain into a chilled glass, and garnish with three cardamom pods.Gaelle Beller Studio/Moment/Getty Images
This low-ABV Caffe Carciofo comes from Anthony Caporale, Director of Spirits Education at the Institute of Culinary Education. To make it, add one ounce cooled espresso and one ounce Cynar in a mixing tin half-filled with ice. Shake, strain, and float a half ounce thickened heavy cream on top. Express a lemon peel over the drink.Shutterstock