The Flat White Martini – the ultimate cocktail for a log fire

flat white martini recipe

As I grow older I find I have more patience for cocktails. Yes they take a little longer to prepare than another slug of wine… but I’m not a big drinker, and one glass will do me. If I’m only having the one, then I’m happy to make it a special one.
And last night as I curled up in front of the roaring woodburner with the win and the rain lashing at the windows outside I couldn’t imagine a more fitting cocktail than the Flat White Martini I had in my hand – it’s currently one of Selfridges best selling cocktails for a very good reason.

It’s a creamy, contemporary taste, with the warmth of the spirits countered by the coolness of the ice, and it’s saved from being too sweet by a shot of espresso to balance the Baileys Irish Cream. It’s delicious – and far too moreish to be entirely safe. The very best kind of cocktail.
The below recipe makes enough for just one glass – obviously if you’re making for friends you’ll need to multiply the ingredients accordingly.

What you Need:

  • 50ml Baileys Original Irish Cream
  • 25ml espresso
  • 25ml vodka
  • Ice Cubes
  • Garnish – 3 coffee beans

What You Do:

  • Fill a Cocktail Shaker with ice
  • Add the Baileys Original Irish cream, vodka and espresso
  • Shake until chilled and strain into a martini glass
  • Top with coffee beans as garnish

(I don’t currently have a cocktail shaker, mine having met with the floor at high velocity, so I used crushed ice in a jug, added the ingredients and simply stirred briskly. I also didn’t strain mine – I love the ice in the drink)




Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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