Retreat Gastropub’s “Espresso Martini”

Tim Wiggins, Retreat Gastropub | St. Louis, MO

The now-widespread availability of cold-brew coffee, easier to work with than hot coffee that needs to be cooled, has given the Espresso Martini a boost—even if it means kicking the espresso to the curb. At Retreat Gastropub in St. Louis, cold-brew supports a base of rum in their unorthodox tiki-style “Espresso Martini.”


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces dark rum, preferably Plantation
  • 1 1/2 ounces cold-brew coffee
  • 1/2 ounce Coco Lopez
  • 1/4 ounce orgeat

Garnish: nutmeg dust

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
  2. Pour contents (including ice) into a Mai Tai glass.
  3. Garnish with grated nutmeg.