When it comes to holiday cocktails, it doesn’t get more festive than a classic espresso martini, especially for those that can’t decide which one they love more, coffee or booze? It’s a tough one, but we’ve got you covered.

This featured cocktail incorporates local espresso from a BSF favorite, Pooch & Bean coffee roasters. We also replaced regular simple syrup with Irish Rum syrup (which you can find at BSF) for a little extra depth, which means you can technically skip the coffee liqueur if you find yourself without it.


Author: Alicia Geigel


  • Vodka of choice
  • Coffee Liqueur
  • Pooch & Bean espresso beans
  • Nicola Vahe Irish Rum Syrup

*No espresso machine? Sub the coffee beans for Brio cold brew, also available at the Brick Street Farms market.


  1. Combine 2 oz of vodka, 1/2 oz coffee liqueur, 1 oz of espresso (or cold brew) and 1/2 oz Irish Rum syrup in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake vigorously until the shaker starts to condensate.
  3. Pour into a martini glass and top with three espresso beans (optional). Enjoy!