There are so many things to do on a cruise ship, but when the sun starts to set and you have frocked up for the evening its nice to begin the festivities with a little martini.

One of my favourites is an Espresso Martini – it will wake you up and set you up for the nights festivities.

How to:

  • 40ml Absolut Vodka
  • 20ml KahlĂșa
  • 20ml Espresso coffee
  • 3 Whole Coffee Beans

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. The coffee needs to be cold. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Shake vigorously as that creates the foam. Garnish with coffee beans.


You can make a non-alcoholic version of this  – leave out the vodka and use non-alcoholic coffee liquor – but it is really not the same.

Relaxing and participating in self care strategies is an important part of taking care of yourself.

Please don’t think I’m fostering alcohol abuse as a means of stress management!

But getting together with a group of friends and colleagues at the end of the day with a drink (alcoholic or not) is a lovely way to engage and debrief.

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This is an awesome alternative to the more traditional approach to CPD education.

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