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The Fireside EspressOH Martini

The Fireside EspressOH Martini

Buckeye Jordan Fonte makes a festive cocktail that's sure to get fellow Buckeyes into the holiday spirit.

With the holiday season in full swing, we all need a reprieve from the hustle and bustle, and the Fireside EspressOH Martini does the trick. It's a delicious way to soak up some solitude by the fire, or to “wow” your guests when you’re together. Buckeye Jordan Fonte, Event Producer at Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, loves creating memorable food and beverage menus that surprise and delight at every turn.



  • 1.5 oz. espresso (try Café Bustelo's instant espresso as an easy option)
  • 2 oz. Kahlúa (or the coffee liqueur of your choice)
  • 2 oz. vanilla vodka
  • Dash of heavy cream (or the milk alternative of your choice)
  • ½ oz. toasted marshmallow simple syrup (or any syrup of your choice)
  • Regular-sized marshmallow, toasted
  • Crushed graham cracker
  • Chocolate syrup


  • Evenly coat the rim of your martini glass with chocolate syrup (it's easiest to put some chocolate syrup on a plate for this step). You can also make a fun design on the inside of your martini glass during this step!
  • Roll rim in graham cracker crumbs.
  • In a cocktail shaker, add vanilla vodka, Kahlúa, marshmallow syrup, and a dash of heavy cream – shake with ice.
  • Double strain with standard and mesh strainer to remove coffee grounds.
  • Wet a wooden skewer (this prevents it from catching fire!)
  • Skewer and toast three marshmallows (with a torch or your gas burner on your stove, or leave them untoasted!)
  • Garnish and enjoy responsibly!

NOTE: To make it a mocktail, substitute the Kahlúa for more heavy cream (or the milk alternative of your choice) and omit the vodka – you can also add a couple drops of vanilla extract to enhance the flavor!