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Affogato Martini

Let’s talk about the Affogato Martini, a drink that holds a special spot on my list of favorites. It perfectly blends the rich, bold flavors of espresso with the smooth, sweet touch of vanilla ice cream, all shaken up with a generous pour of vodka. This combination isn’t just a drink; it’s a dessert in a martini glass that surprises and delights. It’s the kind of drink that wraps up dinner on a high note or kicks off an evening with style. For anyone looking to impress guests or treat themselves, whipping up an Affogato Martini is the way to go.

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a glass of an affogato espresso martini

Affogato Martini

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks
Keyword: coffee bean, coffee liqueur, Espresso, Martini, vanilla ice cream, Vodka
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Discover the Affogato Martini: a blend of espresso, vanilla ice cream, and vodka.

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • 1 shot espresso or you can use 1 ounce of strong brewed coffee
  • 1.5 ounces vodka
  • 0.5 ounces coffee liqueur optional for extra coffee flavor
  • Chocolate shavings or coffee beans for garnish

Instructions

  • Prepare the Glass:
  • Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream into a martini glass.
  • Mix the Drink:
  • In a shaker, combine the espresso (or coffee), vodka, and coffee liqueur (if using) with ice.
  • Shake well until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
  • Combine:
  • Strain the mixture over the scoop of ice cream in the martini glass.
  • Garnish:
  • Sprinkle chocolate shavings or a few coffee beans on top for an elegant finish.
  • Serve Immediately:
  • Enjoy the blend of creamy, coffee, and vodka flavors in your delicious Affogato Martini.

Notes

This drink is perfect for dessert or a treat that combines your coffee and cocktail hour into one. The key to a great Affogato Martini is using high-quality espresso and ice cream, as these flavors are very important to consider.
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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