Espresso Martini Recipe:
2 oz Vodka, 1/2 oz Simple Syrup, 1 oz Coffee Liqueur, Freshly Brewed Espresso.
Add all of the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake. Fine-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with 3 coffee beans and serve.
"After a long day at work, this is the kick starter cocktail for a long night out... and its not a Vodka Redbull."
Best drink spot: In Walnut Creek CA there is this little wine bar tucked off the main strip called Residual Sugar. It's my version of Cheers. Any given night the playlist flips from Pop to 90’s Rap depending on who is bartending.
Top trend of the moment: When you see a woman put on a leather jacket she transforms. I think a Leather Jacket is the key to unlocking the inner badass. I got a leather jacket at 18 years old, 13 years later, I have more leather jackets than days in the month.
Favorite travel destination: Well, I have been around the world quite a few times going to over 40 countries, but I'd say it’s a toss up between Sao Paulo Brazil, and Singapore. Brazil was the first country I ever went to abroad, so it has a special place in my heart. The Brazilian culture is beauty and chaos rolled into one, and Singapore is just such a welcoming city.
Hidden gem in your city: Hands down Tumbleweed Floral Truck @twfloraltruck! I swear that if I wasn’t touring, I would be a florist. I envy the owner, Kaylia Fisher, because she gets to be surrounded by delicate beauty every day. I think there is always a need for fresh cut flowers.
Thanks for sharing your perked up Espresso Martini with us Molly! We're ready to don some leather and shop for jewels...