Celebrate National Espresso Martini Day With An Awesome Recipe From W Punta De Mita

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When it comes to holidays this week, all eyes are on Thursday, March 17, or St. Patrick's Day for those of us who forgot the passwords to our Google Calendars. So, it wouldn't be a surprise if you discovered that everyone around you forgot the week's other big day, National Espresso Martini Day. We know, it doesn't quite roll off the tongue, but we're sure that people raised some eyebrows the first time someone suggested celebrating Groundhog Day.

If this special day tickles your fancy, we have good news—the mixmasters at the spectacular W Punta de Mita resort have gifted us a perfect cocktail recipe for raising a toast and perhaps suggesting another round. The lxitia Cocktail might be difficult to pronounce, but it sure is easy to enjoy.

lxitia Cocktail 


  • 45 ml Vodka
  • 15 ml Hazelnut liquor (Frangelico)
  • 15 ml Fortified wine (Martini Rosso)
  • 3 ml Pandam
  • 1 shot of espresso 
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 g Piloncillo

How to Make It

Mix the shot of espresso together with the cinnamon and sweeten with the piloncillo until there is a very sweet, concentrated mixture similar to coffee.

Then mix all the ingredients in the shaker the espresso, vodka, martini rosso, and frangelico.

Shake vigorously to mix the ingredients well and achieve a foamy consistency in the drink.

Serve in a tall glass and double strain.