How to get the perfect frothy head on your Espresso Martini!

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There's an unspoken thrill in crafting the perfect cocktail, especially when it involves the beloved Espresso Martini. Known for its rich flavour and captivating creamy froth, this cocktail has sealed its place in the hearts of many. Nevertheless, achieving that signature frothy head can sometimes feel like an undertaking best left to the professionals. But what if the secret to perfection lay nestled within a carefully curated box set? Cue the Espresso Martini Cocktail Gift Set from Cocktail Crates, your one-stop treasure trove to unlocking the mysteries of this classic concoction.

Espresso Martini Cocktail Gift Set


The Secret to the Frothy Perfection

At the heart of every velvety smooth Espresso Martini is the science of froth - a delightful play between protein and the vigorous shake of a cocktail mixer. The premium cold brew coffee, rich in protein, forms the perfect base for a frothy top layer, especially when shaken vigorously. This technique, coupled with quality ingredients from the Espresso Martini Cocktail Gift Set, sets the stage for a bar-quality cocktail right at home.

Espresso Martini Home Cocktail Kit


Unboxing the Espresso Martini Cocktail Gift Set

Encased within the elegant packaging of the set lies everything you need for the ultimate Espresso Martini:

  • 1 x 250ml Premium Cold Brew
  • 2 x 100ml Absolut Vodka ABV. 40% vol
  • 1 x 60ml Kahlua ABV. 16% vol
  • 1 x 60ml Sugar Syrup
  • 1 x 30ml Frangelico ABV. 20% vol
  • 1 x Coffee Bean Bag
  • Makes 4 Espresso Martini cocktails

Each element plays a pivotal role in crafting your cocktail, promising a journey from the first sip to the last.

Discover the Espresso Martini cocktail kit


Step-by-Step Guide to a Frothy Espresso Martini

  1. Chill Your Glasses: Begin by chilling your martini glasses in the freezer.  A chilled glass ensures your drink stays cool longer, fostering the optimal froth formation.
  2. Combine Your Ingredients: In a shaker, combine 60ml of the premium cold brew, 50ml Vodka, 15ml Kahlua, 15ml Sugar Syrup, and 7.5ml Frangelico. The precise measurements ensure a harmonious balance between the robust coffee flavour and the smooth sweetness.
  3. Shake It Up: Add fresh ice to the shaker until it's about halfway full. Clamp on the lid securely and shake vigorously for a solid 30 seconds. It's this vigorous shake that aerates the liquid, creating the foam that will form your signature frothy head.
  4. Strain and Serve: Double strain the concoction into your chilled martini glasses to avoid any ice chips in your cocktail. You'll notice the frothy head forming as you pour.
  5. Garnish with Coffee Beans: Finally, garnish your masterpiece with a few coffee beans from the included bag. Not only does this add a sophisticated touch, but it also enhances the aroma with every sip.
Espresso Martini Cocktail in martini glass


Common Mistakes to Avoid

  • Over Dilution: If the ice melts during shaking, it can water down your Espresso Martini, impacting the flavour and froth.  Avoid this by using fresh ice and chilled ingredients.
  • Not Shaking Long Enough: The key to an excellent froth is in the vigorous, extended shake. Think of it as a mini workout for that perfect cocktail head - 30 seconds is about perfect!


The Secret tip

For an extra frothy white head on your Espresso Martini, try a 'dry shake' for around 10 seconds - this is when ingredients are shaken in the cocktail shaker WITHOUT any ice.  Following the dry shake, perform the wet shake (with ice).  This method will add optimum air to the froth, and secure the best frothy white head possible.

Espresso Martini Home Cocktail Set


Serving and Presentation Tips

While the taste is paramount, the presentation of an Espresso Martini elevates the drinking experience. Serve immediately after pouring to preserve the temperature and froth. The visual contrast between the dark liquid and creamy froth, topped with the floating coffee beans, is what makes the first impression unforgettable.

Espresso Martini Cocktail Box



Achieving the perfect frothy head on your Espresso Martini is part art, part science, and entirely possible with the Espresso Martini Cocktail Gift Set from Cocktail Crates. This set not only simplifies the process but elevates it, turning each step into a moment to savour. Whether you're a seasoned cocktail aficionado or a curious beginner, the path to a flawless Espresso Martini is now at your fingertips.


Elevate Your Cocktail Game: Grab Your Espresso Martini Cocktail Gift Set Now!

Ready to impress with your barista and bartending skills combined? Order your Espresso Martini Cocktail Gift Set todayand start mastering the art of the perfect frothy head on your cocktails. Cheers to your next unforgettable Espresso Martini!