Serves 1
1½ oz (45 ml) Ketel One Vodka
¾ oz (22 ml) Kahlúa
¾ oz (22 ml) espresso
¼ oz (7 ml) Simple Syrup
oils from lemon zest, for garnish
3 coffee beans, for garnish


  1. Combine all liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and fine strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon zest over top to express oils, discard zest, then float 3 coffee beans on surface.
  2. To make SIMPLE SYRUP: Measure 2 parts sugar and 1 part water in a saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir occasionally until fully dissolved, but do not boil. Remove from heat and let cool before using. Store in a sealed container in refrigerator.
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