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Time to Ring in the New Year!

New Year's Eve is here people and this little cocktail will not let you be nodding off as the New Year approaches!

Champagne may be the drink of choice for many on New Year's Eve, but save the bubbly for another time and try this unique drink...

A Midnight Martini is a dark, easy to make martini with strong coffee flavor ~ chilling the espresso before making ~ is an important element to the drink.

Although, the martini is sweet enough on its own, the simple syrup adds a nice little froth to it. 

It's the perfect cocktail to keep you going into the wee hours!

Midnight Martini Cocktail


2 ounces Grey Goose vodka
1 ounce espresso or strong coffee (cold)
1 ounce Kahlúa
Healthy splash of simple syrup
Orange twist for garnish


Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake it hard for 10-15 seconds.
Strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with orange twist.




  1. Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year Pam! I'm not usually all about the bubbles on New Year's Eve. This drink is more my style. After all, it has Kahlua!

    Thanks for sharing, Pam...

    1. Thanks, Louise! I concur! Happy New Year!

  2. Hi Pam: Wishing you a Healthy, Happy & Yummy 2016.

    1. Thanks, Ivy! Here's to 2016! Happy New Year!

    2. Thanks, Pam. I cannot believe how fast the year is going already. Whoooooosh.

  3. I believe I could handle two of these--for the caffeine of course! Happy New Year!


  4. Sounds good... I'm the driver tonight (unless the weather gets bad) so nothing like that for me! Have a great 2016 and enjoy blogging!

    best... mae from

  5. Dear Pam, A delicious sounding drink.
    A very happy, healthy and blessed New Year to you!! xoxo Catherine

  6. Dear Pam, A delicious sounding drink.
    A very happy, healthy and blessed New Year to you!! xoxo Catherine

  7. Happy New Year, Pam! I love the jolt of caffeine in this cocktail---perfect to keep me awake till midnight :)

  8. Dear Pam,
    Happy New Year to you and your family...Wishes of happiness, success, health, and peace are being sent your way on this New Year's Day! Your cocktail sounds delicious and a perfect one for when the clock strikes Midnight! Enjoy...
    Hugs, Dottie :)

  9. Hi Pam, wonderful drink, it is 7:00pm in Arizona and I have my pj's on. Wishing you a wonderful New Year!!

  10. Happy New Year, Pam! We won't be going until the "wee hours" here. I'm not sure we will make it another half hour!:-) xo Nellie

  11. Pam, May the new year bring you success, happiness and prosperity.
    Have a happy new year and have one more Martini for me!

  12. Happy New Year Pam !!!
    This drink is different , gotta try it , Be safe and warm and hope this happy day continues throughout the year and beyond .
    Nee :)

  13. Hi Pam, Happy New Year to you. Wish you all the best in 2016.
    Nice Martini,Cheers.

    Best regards,

  14. As an avid lover of martinis, this looks so inviting! I wish you a most wonderful and blessed new year in 2016, Pam! Looking forward to all of your upcoming posts!

  15. Pam, Happy New Year! Wishing you and yours a healthy and happy 2016! My better half loves martinis and I know that she'll want to try this one. Her current favorite is a chocolate martini... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  16. Happy New Year, Pam. This cocktail is a great way to start the New Year:)

  17. hey there Pam.....Happy New Year to you! I know you are going to bring us lots of new recipes this coming year and I'm looking forward to trying many of them. Hugs to you on this New Years Day...

  18. Yes'm, I wish I had had one of these little jolt-kickers New Year's Eve! I was awakened by the fireworks in our neighborhood at midnight and missed the other festivities. :( Happy 2016, Pam!

  19. Your cocktail sounds good but would probably keep me await until the wee hours. :D Wishing you all the best in this new year, Pam.

  20. Oh great cocktail. Problem now though is I have trouble sleeping before 2-3 am lol. Happy new year Pam.

  21. Will have to try a Midnight Martini soon. Sounds and looks delicious! Happy New Year, cher!

  22. kahlua is one thing that makes cocktails VERY drinkable for me. the coffee is a nice touch too--this is definitely up my alley! happy new year indeed!

  23. Happy New Year Pam! You know I am a cocktail girl and this one looks lovely for the midnight hour.


  24. Happy New year Pam! Wow, this drink sounds fabulous.

  25. It is really simple! like that, i can have a glass of cocktail for me. Thanks your post! i think it is suitable not only for spring but also summer.


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