A Taste of the Caribbean: Rum Espresso Martini

The Espresso Martini is a delicious and indulgent twist on the classic Espresso Martini. With its rich, dark Caribbean flavour, it's an intensely satisfying cocktail that's sure to please.

The base of the Rum Espresso Martini is Captain Morgan rum, whih gives it its unique and intense flavour. To this you add fresh-brewed espresso for that strong hit and a coffee for sweetness and depth. The result? An incredibly smooth, velvety cocktail that's perfect for sipping on a night out or entertaining at home.

For the best results, choose your ingredients with care. Premium unflavored helps to ensure that the drink really shines, while using freshly brewed espresso gives it an unbeatable richness and depth of flavour. When it comes to the rum, you can use any style you like – dark rums such as spiced rums will give your Espresso Martini more complexity and character.

To make an Espresso Martini with rum, simply combine 60ml of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum with 30ml of coffee liqueur, 30ml of freshly brewed espresso and 15ml of sugar syrup in a shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake vigorously until chilled through before straining into a martini glass or coupette glass filled with more ice cubes. Garnish with three coffee beans on a skewer or a few grated chocolate flakes for extra indulgence!

The Rum Espresso Martini is an easy yet sophisticated cocktail – perfect for any occasion! Whether you're looking for something special to serve up at your next dinner party or just want to enjoy something luxurious after work, this delicious tipple is sure to hit the spot!

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What Type of Rum Should Be Used for an Espresso Martini?

The classic Espresso Martini is traditionally made with dark rum, such as a rich and flavorful Caribbean rum. The robustness of the dark rum pairs perfectly with the strong coffee flavor of the espresso, creating a refreshingly bold drink. White rum can also be used, but it may result in a less intense flavor.

The Benefits of Substituting Rum for Vodka

Rum is a great substitute for vodka in many . It has a unique flavor profile that adds an interesting hint of sweetness and complexity to drinks. Depending on the style of rum chosen, it can even add additional notes like vanilla, caramel, or spices. Rum is particularly popular as a replacement for vodka in Mojitos, where its sweetness helps to balance out the tartness of the lime and sugar. While it does have a higher content than vodka, this isn't usully noticeable when mixed with other ingredients. rum is a great way to add interest and depth of flavor to your favorite cocktail recipes!

What Does Four Beans in an Espresso Martini Mean?

The four coffee beans traditionally used in an Espresso Martini represent health, wealth and happiness. This is a traditional Italian tradition, where the coffee beans are called “con la mosca” which translates to “with the fly”. The beans are added to the cocktail as a garnish and can be chewed and eaten, although it is ultimately a personal choice whether or not to do this. It is believed that consuming these beans will bring good luck and prosperity.


The Rum Espresso Martini is a unique and delicious mix of flavours. Combining the intense richness of Captain Morgan rum with freshly brewed espresso and coffee liqueur, it creates an indulgent cocktail that can be enjoyed as either a classic or without vodka. For those looking for a unique twist on the classic Espresso Martini, using Captain Morgan rum is an excellent choice that will add layers of flavour and complexity to the drink.

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.