It’s a sweet addition we should have thought of first.
As the cover star of British Vogue January 2024, actor Emma Watson shared five of her favorite cocktails to highlight in Vogue’s “Ultimate British Taste Test” video series. The first cocktail she shared is an EatingWell favorite: the timeless espresso martini. And Watson’s version—which she fittingly calls Emma’s Espresso Martini—adds a sweet twist to the classic cocktail: chocolate.
“I like sweet things, and I’m going to put a tiny bit of salt in there as well,” Watson says in the video. The salty-candied combo is rather simple to shake up. Here’s how to make it at home.
First, Watson chills her serving glass by filling it with ice cubes, admitting that she only found out the importance of chilling the glass ahead of time.
She then pours 1 ounce of espresso, 1 ounce of simple syrup and 1.5 ounces of vodka into her cocktail shaker. This is where Watson adds her special touch—about 1 ounce of cocoa liqueur and a pinch of salt—into the shaker before scooping in her ice and sealing it.
“Shaking, it comes from the heart, everyone,” Watson says before shaking up her martini. “It’s a full body movement.”
Once ready, Watson removes the ice that was chilling the glass before pouring in her strained chocolate espresso martini. She garnishes the cocktail with three coffee beans on top.
“One is for health, one is for wealth and one is for happiness,” Watson exclaims, placing each bean on the surface of the drink. That’s all it takes, and it’s ready to serve or enjoy.
This easy cocktail took less than 10 minutes, uses just five ingredients and has a stunning appearance for a classy night in. It’s a chocolaty version of our own Espresso Martini recipe—just replace the coffee liqueur with cocoa liqueur.
If you love espresso martinis, you will also love our Frozen Espresso Martini or our Frozen Pumpkin-Spice Espresso Martini. And for a warmer drink during the colder months, opt for an Irish Coffee as a cozy version highlighting similar flavors.
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