Pumpkin-Spiced Espresso Martini
1/4 cup (60 mL) finely ground Melitta® Italian Espresso BellaCrema Whole Bean Coffee
1 cup (250 mL) ice cubes
1/4 cup (60 mL) vanilla vodka
1/4 cup (60 mL) Irish cream liqueur
1 tsp (5 mL) pumpkin spice, divided
3 tbsp (45 mL) raw sugar (or any coarse sugar)
12 Melitta® Italian Espresso BellaCrema Whole Beans (optional)
Brew ground espresso with 1 cup (250 mL) boiling water using pour over method. Let cool completely.
Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add cold espresso, vanilla vodka, Irish cream liqueur and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) pumpkin spice. Shake until frosty.
In shallow dish, mix remaining pumpkin spice with raw sugar; gently dip rim of 4 martini glasses into water, then carefully into pumpkin spice mixture to coat.
Strain into martini glasses. Garnish each serving with 3 coffee beans (if using).
• For a slushy martini, add all ingredients to blender; purée until smooth.
• Sprinkle a pinch of pumpkin spice over each serving if desired.