Espresso Martini Cocktail – Jo Pratt competition

Do you like coffee? Do you like Martini?

If you answered yes to both of the above then I think you might like to try your hand at Jo Pratt’s Espresso Martini cocktail.

If you answered no read on for a chance to win a cocktail shaker and Jo Pratt’s latest book In the Mood for Entertaining

Jo Pratt will soon be a world famous chef. She has worked with Gary Rhodes (who went to the same college as I did) Gordon Ramsey and Jamie Oliver. She published her first book back in 2007 In the Mood for Food and more recently In the Mood for Entertaining. Gaggia The Italian Espresso Machine coffee makers per eccellenza got together with Jo and dreamt up some delicious cocktails that are easy and tasty and most of all they will impress your punters!

I have a marvellous prize up for grabs a copy of Jo Pratt’s latest book In The Mood for Entertaining AND a cocktail shaker The book is divided into four sections, Two’s company, Relaxed Entertaining, The Dinner Party and Feeding a Crowd which cover most of the times you’re likely to have to prepare food for others and impress. With sections like the Ready, Steady, dinner party you won’t have to slave over a hot stove all day either!

To win this fabulous prize all you have to do is watch the video above and tell me what colour top is Jo wearing and leave it in a comment below. For extra brownie points

If you haven’t already I’d love you to Like Mari’s World on Facebook and follow me on Twitter too
I’ll leave you with the recipe for the Espresso Martini so you can have a go too with the leftover alcohol after the Christmas festivities – Cheers to that!

Espresso Martini


1 ½ shots of espresso
1 ½ shots of vodka (you could try a vanilla infused vodka which also works well with the coffee)
1 ½ shots of Kahlua
(Some people add in a shot of Crème de Cacao also)


  • Make the espresso on your espresso machine or do a Nigella and buy at your nearest Coffee store
  • Put a large handful of ice into a cocktail shaker
  • Add in all your ingredients
  • Add the lid on and give it a good shake for half a minute
  • Strain into a chilled martini glass


  • Competition open to UK and Eire residents only I’m afraid (sorry)
  • Participants must be over 18 years of age
  • The competition will close on Friday 13th January – lucky for one!
  • All entries received by this date will be entered into a prize draw and the winner will be chosen randomly
  • The prize is as stated and cannot be transferred, sold or exchanged. There is no cash alternative. No bulk or third party entries accepted
  • The winner will be notified by email, Twitter and via Mari’s World Facebook page
  • The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize with a prize of equal or greater value in the event of unavailability due to circumstances beyond the Promoter’s control
  • By entering this competition, entrants agree to be bound by the rules and by any other requirements set out in the promotional material



  1. Anonymous
    January 5, 2012 / 2:25 PM

    Hiya Marianne,
    Fab giveaway. That would be a maroon/dark pink/raspberry/mulberry top that Jo is wearing?! Am going over to follow Gaggia now and already follow Jo Pratt on Twitter. And I already follow you on Twitter (as you know!) and I follow Mari’s World on Networked Blogs -Now I do feel like a stalker.


    • Mari
      January 5, 2012 / 2:33 PM

      Yay! First in and well done – it is a weird colour to describe isn’t it? All of the above are fine though. Very best of luck x

    • Mari
      January 5, 2012 / 5:06 PM

      Ha ha! All those colours will do, thanks for joining in and the very best of luck x

  2. Anonymous
    January 5, 2012 / 3:21 PM

    It’s berry-coloured or purple – have also followed GaggiaUK and Jo Pratt on Twitter, plus Gaggia on Facebook. Already follow you on Twitter and on Facebook x


    • Mari
      January 5, 2012 / 5:06 PM

      Thanks caro_mad and the very best of luck to you too x

      • Anonymous
        January 5, 2012 / 7:03 PM

        Thank you :) My other half loves Jo Pratt, so this would make a great surprise for him x 

  3. January 5, 2012 / 4:56 PM

    You had me at Martini! Purple top. Maybe berry-ish x 

    • Mari
      January 5, 2012 / 5:07 PM

      Girl after my own heart as always ;) Maybe we should try them sometime? Good luck, you’re entered x

  4. Liz Burton
    January 5, 2012 / 5:59 PM

    OMG amazing – I want one!

    Her top is purpley ;0)

    Liked Gaggia on FB, now following Jo Pratt on Twitter and Gaggia on Twitter @missielizzieb x

    • Mari
      January 6, 2012 / 8:43 AM

      Best of luck Lizzie xx

  5. Choclette
    January 5, 2012 / 9:14 PM

    Lovely prize – haven’t had a cocktail in years and need to remedy this. Now colour is a tricky beast and is entirely subjective. I think her top is deep pink or possibly even claret.

    • Mari
      January 6, 2012 / 8:44 AM

      I haven’t had cocktails in years either, as the trouble for me is I have too many and before I know it I keel over – maybe I should try again sensibly this time ;) Good luck!

  6. Choclette
    January 5, 2012 / 9:18 PM

    I’m following Jo on Twitter, you on Twitter and I’ve liked your FB page.

  7. Janice Pattie
    January 5, 2012 / 9:25 PM

    Tricky colour – cerise/wine coloured

    • Mari
      January 6, 2012 / 8:44 AM

      Those colours are fine, it is a weird colour isn’t it but very pretty too, good luck Janice and thanks for taking part :)

  8. Janice Pattie
    January 5, 2012 / 9:28 PM

    Have liked Gaggia FB page as Janice Pattie

  9. Janice Pattie
    January 5, 2012 / 9:28 PM

    Have followed Gaggia UK @serialcrafter:twitter

  10. Janice Pattie
    January 5, 2012 / 9:29 PM

    Am following Jo Pratt on Twitter @serialcrafter:twitter

  11. Janice Pattie
    January 5, 2012 / 9:30 PM

    Following Mari’s World on FB

  12. Janice Pattie
    January 5, 2012 / 9:31 PM

    Following on Twitter @serialcrafter:twitter

  13. January 6, 2012 / 5:53 PM

    its a shade of Purple.. i have also added gaggia, jo and you on twitter x

    • Mari
      January 6, 2012 / 6:28 PM

      Good luck Sarah!

    • Mari
      January 6, 2012 / 6:29 PM

      Yep, purple’ll do, best of luck to you

  14. January 6, 2012 / 6:19 PM

    Ooh, it’s a beautiful top! Tough colour though – kind of a berry/wine/purple thing going on! I’ve also done all the facebook liking and twitter following – do I need to leave separate comments for those?? :D

    • Mari
      January 6, 2012 / 6:29 PM

      No, no extra comments needed. All those colours are fine. It’s been fun listening to everyone’s descriptions :) Good luck!

  15. January 6, 2012 / 6:54 PM

    Yeah, it’s definitely purple – I’ve also done all the ‘following’ and ‘liking!’x

  16. January 8, 2012 / 5:54 PM

    It’s a purple-maroon top

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