Cocktail of the week: Meraki Bar’s Apollo belvedere | The Good Mixer


Everyone likes an espresso martini, and this orange-flavoured version is a neat little twist on the original.

Apollo belvedere

Serves 1

50ml good-quality vodka – we use Belvedere
25ml coffee liqueur – we use Kahlúa
10ml triple sec – De Kuyper or Cointreau are both fine
20ml fresh orange juice
5ml simple 1:1 sugar syrup
(optional)
1 shot espresso, cooled
1 twist orange peel, to garnish

Put all the liquids in a shaker, add a big handful of ice and shake hard for seven to 10 seconds.

Double strain into a chilled martini glass or coupette, garnish with orange peel and enjoy.

Athanasios Argyris, head mixologist, Meraki Bar, London W1.



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