Espresso Martini Recipe

By Stuart Smith | Last Updated May 12, 2020


Preparation Time & Servings

Requires simple ingredients.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)

*Nutrition information should be considered an estimate.

TOOLS NEEDED: Espresso machine and Cocktail shaker and strainer.

In the world of cocktails, nothing is more elegant than the classic martini. With its V-shaped glass and delicate stem, you inevitably feel 20 times cooler with one in hand. Now coffee lovers can feel cool, too, with this spin on the classic. The espresso mixed with the vodka adds a smoothness to the punch of the martini.

One word of advice: Skip the olives!



  • 2 ounces espresso
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur, such as Kahlúa
  • Ice, for serving
  • 3 espresso beans (optional), for garnish


  • In a cocktail shaker, combine the espresso, vodka, and coffee-flavored liqueur
  • Add ice, cover the shaker, and shake vigorously for 15 seconds
  • Strain the drink into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with espresso beans (if using)

Recipe Tip

Some people add simple syrup to make this drink a little sweeter, but I think it tastes better a little bitter. If bitterness is not your thing, add a little simple syrup, sugar, or even some melted chocolate!

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