Mezcal Espresso Martini

In this take on the espresso martini, mezcal’s delicate earthy, smoky notes meet the rich flavors of coffee and Kahlúa. Our Código 1530 Artesenal Mezcal brings a layer of subtle smoke to the famously indulgent drink, making for a luxurious, complex cocktail to sip after dinner or serve at a party.

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The Key to Making a Perfect Mezcal Espresso Martini

The herbaceous, woody undertones of the Código 1530 Artesenal Mezcal bring new depth to the rich, sweet espresso martini in our take on a night-out favorite. Kahlúa makes the cocktail indulgent and smooth, while an invigorating infusion of cold brew lifts the drink. This additive-free, award-winning mezcal from Código 1530 has subtle vanilla notes complement the deep coffee flavors while agave’s subtle citrusy notes add more nuance, making for a balanced sip.

Cold brew provides our mezcal espresso martini with a deep, complex coffee flavor—and the caffeine boost that comes with it—without the bitterness of espresso. To achieve a light, sweet coffee taste, choose your favorite store-bought cold brew or make your own at home. However, to maintain the cocktail’s famous aesthetic, you can’t skip the espresso altogether. Three espresso beans still create a beautiful garnish with that distinct espresso martini look.

Ingredients

Servings:  1   Prep time:  5 minutes

For the Cocktail:

2 parts Código 1530 Artesenal Mezcal

1 part Kahlúa

1 part cold brew

½ part agave syrup 

3 espresso beans, for garnish  

Mint sprig, for garnish 

How to Prepare

1 Fill a cocktail shaker with Código, Kahlúa, cold brew, agave syrup, and ice.

2 Shake vigorously until cold.

3 Strain into a coupe.

4 Float three espresso beans and garnish with a mint sprig.

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