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Looks like a regular espresso martini right? Wrong! Rather than a vanilla sugar syrup we have upped the ante and replaced it with a wattleseed sugar infusion!

Wattleseed is a fantastic addition to this classic as it has a nutty, roasted coffee aroma already but also adds touches of sweet spice, raisins and chocolate.

Wattleseed was traditionally used by Aboriginal Australians and used to make a type of bush bread. We love to incorporate Australian influences into our food and beverage where we can! Wattleseed is not only fantastic to add a nutty biscuit flavour to cocktails but can simply be sprinkled in your daily food for that next level of flavour.

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  • 15ml Vodka
  • 30 ml Kahlua
  • 30ml Wattleseed sugar infusion
  • 30ml Espresso

Wattleseed Sugar Infusion Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1-2 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp Wattleseed


  1. Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake! Shake! Shake!
  3. Strain the contents into a martini glass or cocktail coupe with a hawthorn strainer.
  4. Garnish with three coffee beans

Ms Floral Says: Oh yum! This sounds delicious. I love that you’ve incorporated bush food into this classic cocktail. A must-try for all Espresso Martini fans!

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