blueberry espresso martini

Blueberry Espresso Martini: The Perfect Summer Brunch Sip

The Blueberry Espresso Martini is an exquisite blend of flavors perfect for a summer brunch! Featuring vodka, espresso, Licor 43, and a luxurious blueberry cold foam.

I partnered with U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council to mix up the Blueberry Espresso Martini recipe! Recipe and ideas are my own.

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Blueberry Espresso Martini

I’m kicking up my brunch game with the Blueberry Espresso Martini, a flavorful twist on the classic espresso martini! Inspired by delicious blueberry coffee cake and my fave coffee beverage, this cocktail is the perfect combo of rich espresso, smooth vodka, homemade blueberry syrup, and Licor 43.

Licor 43 is a Spanish liqueur known for its unique blend of 43 ingredients, like citrus and vanilla, and adds a nice depth to this drink. Making the blueberry syrup is a breeze—simmer blueberries, sugar, water, and a touch of vanilla bean paste to create a fresh, fruity addition you can use in other beverages. Both fresh and frozen bueberries are available year-round, and are packed with health benefits that I absolutely love! The Blueberry cold foam adds a creamy, fruity finish that makes every sip the perfect summer brunch beverage!

Ingredients for the Blueberry Espresso Martini

  • Blueberry Syrup: Homemade blueberry syrup adds a fresh, fruity sweetness and is so easy to make. You can substitute with store-bought blueberry syrup, but homemade always tastes best!
  • Vodka: Opt for a good-quality vodka for a smooth and clean base for the martini.
  • Espresso: Freshly brewed espresso is best for its robust, rich coffee flavor. Strong coffee will work in a pinch.
  • Licor 43: This Spanish liqueur adds a complex blend of citrus and vanilla flavors that perfectly complements the blueberry and coffee notes.
  • Cream: Used to create the luscious blueberry cold foam. Substitute with half-and-half if needed.
  • Milk: Adds a lightness to the blueberry cold foam. Feel free to sub with almond or oat milk.
  • Blueberries: Fresh blueberries make a beautiful garnish and add an extra burst of fruity flavor.
  • Edible Flowers: For a delicate touch to the finished cocktail.
Espresso Blueberry Martini

How to Make the Espresso Blueberry Martini

Crafting the Blueberry Espresso Martini is so easy, just be sure to set aside time to make the homemade blueberry syrup!

Start by making the blueberry syrup. Combine blueberries, sugar, water, and a touch of vanilla bean paste in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Once the syrup has cooled, strain it into a jar, discarding the solids. The syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Next, prepare the blueberry cold foam. In a cup, combine blueberry syrup with cream and froth until slightly thickened. Add a bit of milk and continue frothing until you achieve a foamy consistency. Set aside.

For the cocktail, combine vodka, freshly brewed espresso, blueberry syrup, and Licor 43 in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until the mixture is well-chilled. Strain the cocktail into a coupe glass.

Gently spoon the prepared blueberry cold foam over the top of the cocktail, creating a layered effect. For garnish add a few fresh blueberries and edible flowers before enjoying!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a non-dairy option for the blueberry cold foam?

Yes, you can easily make the blueberry cold foam with non-dairy alternatives. Almond milk, oat milk, or coconut cream are great substitutes that froth well and complement the flavors of the martini.

What type of espresso works best for this recipe?

Freshly brewed espresso from a high-quality coffee bean works best for this cocktail. If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can use a strong coffee brewed with a French press or a Moka pot for a similar effect.

Can I use store-bought blueberry syrup?

Yes, you can use store-bought blueberry syrup if you’re short on time or prefer the convenience. I recommend making your own blueberry syrup at home for a fresher, more vibrant flavor and it’ll let you control the sweetness.

What is Licor 43?

Licor 43 is a renowned Spanish liqueur known for its rich heritage and exquisite flavor profile. Crafted from a secret blend of 43 natural ingredients, including Mediterranean citrus fruits and aromatic botanicals, Licor 43 boasts a golden hue and a velvety texture. Its distinctively smooth taste encompasses notes of vanilla, citrus, and spices.

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Blueberry Espresso Martini

The Blueberry Espresso Martini is the perfect brunch cocktail! Featuring a blend of flavors perfect for brunch! Featuring vodka, espresso, Licor 43, and blueberry cold foam.
Prep Time15 minutes
Active Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry martini, esppresso cocktail, Espresso Martini, martini, vodka cocktail
Yield: 1

Materials

Blueberry Espresso Martini Cocktail

  • 1/4 oz blueberry syrup, for cold foam
  • 1 oz cream, for cold foam
  • 1/2 oz milk, for cold foam
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 2 shots espresso
  • 3/4 oz blueberry syrup
  • 1/2 oz Licor 43
  • Blueberries, for garnish
  • Edible flowers, for garnish

Blueberry Syrup

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 3/4 cup cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla bean paste

Instructions

  • Blueberry Espresso Martini Cocktail
  • Prepare blueberry cold foam: Add 1/4 oz blueberry syrup and cream to a cup. Froth until slightly thickened using your preferred method. Add milk and froth until foamy.
  • Add vodka, espresso, 3/4 oz blueberry syrup, Licor 43 and ice to a cocktail shaker and shake until chilled.
  • Strain into a coupe glass. Top with blueberry cold foam. If desired, garnish with blueberries and edible flowers.

Blueberry Syrup

  • Combine blueberries, sugar, water and vanilla bean paste in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and cool. Strain mixture into a jar, discarding solids.

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