0th Week’s cocktail is a suave combination of the sexiest alcohol around; icy vodka and Kahlua. The key to Freshers’ Week is looking like a pro, and with this incredible cocktail, you have it covered.

Yes, the name’s martini – espresso martini. Only for the most bitter of alcoholics, it features on the menu in both House and Duke of Cambridge (called the Ristretto Martini here), with its close relative the Tiramisu cocktail featuring in Angel’s. Forget lemon slices – the espresso martini’s garnish is usually a sprinkling of chocolate dust and two coffee beans on top.

Both deadly in its alcohol content and a killer conversation-starter, this week’s cocktail is a must-drink – and when better to do it than Michaelmas? It’s a cocktail to serve any purpose – both caffeinated and alcoholic, it also comes in a fantastic martini glass, so lie back and revel in your new decadent Oxford lifestyle with the coolest drink around.

For those of you unwilling to venture out into the cold for your dose of caffeinated confection, mix together a shot of vodka, a shot of Kahlua, pour in a ristretto of espresso and some crème de cacao – that should do the trick.

For the chocoholics amongst you, this cocktail is the ideal complement to chocolaty delicacies – and if there’s no casual bottle of Kahlua lying around, you can always try mixing some chocolate powder in and see what happens.

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The Oxford Cocktail Society’s next event is their Cocktail Bar Crawl on Friday of 2nd Week, starting in Freud at 7.

Espresso Martini:

Prep Time: 3 minutes

1 part vodka

1 part Kahlua coffee liqueur

1 part cold espresso

A dash of cacao to taste

Pour the vodka, Kahlua, creme de cacao and espresso into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.