How To Make The Perfect Espresso Martini

How To Make The Perfect Espresso Martini

The Espresso Martini cocktail is a sophisticated blend of coffee and spirits, combining Espresso’s boldness with a Martini’s smoothness. The result is a delightful and energizing drink perfect for those who enjoy the rich flavors of coffee in a cocktail. Whether you’re hosting a cocktail party or looking for an indulgent nightcap, the Espresso Martini will surely please your palate.

In This Recipe


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz freshly brewed espresso, cooled
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup (see recipe below)
  • Ice
  • Coffee beans (for garnish)

Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Cocktail shaker
  • Mixing spoon
  • Chilled Martini glass

Step-by-step Instructions

Prepare the Simple Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the granulated sugar and water.
  2. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar completely dissolves.
  3. Once the sugar is dissolved, remove the saucepan from heat and let the syrup cool.
  4. Transfer the syrup to a bottle or container for future use.

Mix the Espresso Martini

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice to chill it.
  2. Pour the Vodka, coffee liqueur, freshly brewed espresso, and simple syrup into the shaker.
  3. Securely place the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.


  1. If desired, float a few coffee beans on the surface of the cocktail for an elegant touch.
  2. Optionally, you can also use a citrus twist by expressing the oils from a piece of orange or lemon peel over the cocktail and discarding the peel.

Nutritional Values

(Note: Nutritional values may vary based on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients used.)

  • Calories: Approximately 220-240 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: Approximately 19-21g
  • Sugar: Approximately 17-19g

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The Espresso Martini is a luxurious and refreshing cocktail that seamlessly blends the flavors of coffee and spirits. Whether enjoyed as an after-dinner indulgence or a stylish party drink, its combination of bold Espresso and smooth Vodka makes it a favorite among coffee and cocktail enthusiasts. Sip responsibly and relish this sophisticated coffee cocktail’s harmonious blend of flavors. Cheers!

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