The espresso martini shows no signs of slowing down. But to add a little twist to the classic, try using rum to make this iconic beverage.
The rum adds a complex, warm finish, with hints of vanilla standing out. A sprinkle of sea salt balances the bitter and sweeter flavors of the espresso and rum. While no single flavor dominates the drink, the resulting martini is filled with intricate undertones that add depth in each sip.
About Kasama Rum
Named after the Filipino term for “together,” Kasama brings a refreshing addition to the rum category. Unlike your typical tropes associated with old-school rum brands, Kasama is devoid of spicy flavors or pirates on the label. Instead, the brand offers a golden rum that highlights notes of sweet pineapple, a hint of vanilla, and a pinch of sea salt. Kasama is distilled in the Philippines and bottled at a family distillery in Poland, where it is aged 7 years in ex-bourbon American oak barrels.
Ideal as a second wind to your night out or enjoyed as an after-dinner drink, try out our recipe for a Rum Salted Espresso Martini!
Kasama Rum Salted Espresso Martini
The espresso martini shows no signs of slowing down. But try swapping out vodka for rum to make this iconic beverage.
- Author: PAIR Magazine
- Prep Time: 2 mins
- Total Time: 2 minutes
- Yield: 1 drink 1x
- Category: Cocktails
- Method: Mixing
- Cuisine: Caribbean
- 1 oz Kasama rum
- 1 oz Mr. Black coffee liqueur
- 1 oz demerara syrup
- 1 oz espresso
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch maldon salt
- Fill a shaker with ice.
- Combine all ingredients in the shaker and shake vigorously until the surface feels chilled.
- Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
- Garnish the drink with coffee beans, if you have them on hand.
Keywords: cocktails, rum, espresso, martini, classic drinks, mixology, kasama rum