espresso martini recipe

A Popular Espresso Martini Recipe – 6 Steps in 6 Minutes

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The espresso martini is a refined yet easy-drinking cocktail that brilliantly combines smooth vodka, rich coffee liqueur, and freshly brewed espresso for an indulgent after-dinner treat. With just a few ingredients and a good shake, you can make this sophisticated bar favorite at home.

Equipment You'll Need

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Martini or coupe glass
  • Shot glass
  • Mixing glass (optional)

Brew a Fresh Shot of Espresso

  • Use medium or dark roast coffee beans
  • Grind to an espresso consistency
  • Brew a single 1 oz shot of espresso and let cool

Mix the Cocktail

  • Fill shaker with ice
  • Add 0.5 oz vodka and 1 oz coffee liqueur
  • Pour in 1 oz freshly brewed espresso
  • Add 0.5 oz simple syrup if desired for sweetness
  • Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds

Assemble and Garnish

  • Fine strain cocktail into chilled martini glass
  • Garnish with 3 coffee beans on top
  • Enjoy this luxurious espresso martini!

Espresso Martini Recipe

Recipe by Nazanin ShahbaziDifficulty: Easy


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A Popular Espresso Martini Recipe =)


  • 1/2 ounces vodka

  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur 

  • 1 ounce freshly brewed espresso

  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (optional)

  • Ice cubes


  • Brew a shot of espresso and let it cool.

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.

  • Add vodka, coffee liqueur, espresso, and syrup (if using) to the shaker.

  • Shake the mixture vigorously for about 15 seconds.

  • Strain the cocktail into a chilled martini glass.

  • Garnish with a few coffee beans on top and serve. 

How to Make an Espresso Martini?

Notes for You:

  • Espresso Martini can be enjoyed as an after-dinner drink.
  • The blend of caffeine and alcohol creates a unique taste.

Fun Variations

Make it boozy with an extra shot of vodka or coffee liqueur. Use whiskey or amaretto for depth. Serve it on ice for a longer drink. Garnish with cocoa powder or chocolate shavings. Options abound!

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