Signature cocktail of the week: Kahlua Espresso Martini

Food & Drink
Wedding-Signature-Cocktail-Kahlua-Martini.jpgPhoto: Courtesy of Kahlua

During a recent event at Centrico in downtown New York City, I got the chance to sample several cocktails featuring Kahlua—like Centrico chef Aaron Sanchez, Kahlua also hails from Veracruz, Mexico, making it an ideal accompaniment to Mexican cuisine. My favorite cocktail was the Kahlua Espresso Martini; if you're planning on serving Mexican-flavored hors d'oeuvres at your cocktail hour, I think it would be an excellent signature drink to offer (bonus: the caffeine jolt will get your guests amped for the dance floor!) Here's how to make them:


1.5 parts Kahlua


1 fresh brewed espresso

How to mix it

Fill a shaker with ice, add Kahlua, vodka, and a fresh brewed espresso. Shake vigorously, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Visit for more Kahlua cocktail and menu pairing ideas, and don't forget to see more signature drink ideas in our Food & Drinks Gallery. —Lauren Matthews

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