The Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini, Baileys Irish Cream Martini

This cocktail is absolutely delicious and very special. It’s made with Bailey’s Irish Cream, Kahlua, Frangelico and double espresso vodka.  I don’t know what it is about it but it’s hard to resist after dinner.

Did I say dinner? Don’t feel you have to limit yourself. I’ve been known to split one with a friend after lunch. The thing is, we then order another one to split. I know the math. What can I say?

It’s goes down like silk then gives you a kick in the pants with the double espresso vodka. I love it! I think you will too.

Use it for good…

Espresso Martinis, Baileys Irsh Cream Cocktail

…or for a good time.

Espresso Martinis, Baileys irish Cream Martini

I recommend – Vincent Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka

Espresso Martinis, Vincent Van Gosh Double Espresso Vodka

Espresso Martinis 96t

Espresso Martinis 09t

Espresso Martinis 11t

Espresso Martinis 02t

Espresso Martinis 28t




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