Espresso Martini with Homemade Irish Cream

Prep time: 10min
Total time: 20min
Makes: 4 cocktails
½ cup
whole milk
125 mL
1 tsp
cocoa powder
5 mL
½ tsp
instant coffee powder
2 mL
½ cup
sweetened condensed milk
125 mL
⅓ cup
whisky
75 mL
½ tsp
vanilla extract
2 mL
½ cup
espresso, chilled
125 mL
2 tbsp
vodka
30 mL
½ cup
35% whipping cream, whipped to soft peaks (optional)
125 mL
black licorice pieces and 4 dried cranberries for garnish (optional)
Per serving (1/4 recipe):
calories
210
fat
4 g
saturated fat
2.5 g
carbs
24 g
sugar
24 g
protein
4 g
cholestrol
15 mg
sodium
65 mg

Directions

  1. In large bowl, make Irish cream by whisking together milk, cocoa powder and instant coffee until dissolved. Then whisk in sweetened condensed milk, whisky and vanilla extract. Pour mixture into jar or jug with tight-fitting lid; keep chilled.

  2. Fill cocktail shaker two-thirds full with ice. Add Irish cream, espresso and vodka; shake well. Pour into 4 martini glasses and top with whipped cream, if desired.

  3. For reindeer garnish, slice black licorice pieces into 8 rounds for “eyes” and 8 pieces 1-in. (2.5-cm) long for “ears”. Lay 2 ears and 2 eyes onto each whipped cream layer. Drop a cranberry in the centre of each glass for the “nose”.