Espresso Martini

Espresso martini
Joe | Last Updated: April 23, 2023
I'm Joe, a veteran bartender with over a decade in the industry and a burning passion for mixing drinks.

One for the coffee lovers, the Espresso Martini cocktail is a cold caffeinated drink made with espresso, coffee liqueur, and vodka.

It’s perfect for those times when you’re feeling a little drowsy but the show must go on!

Follow the below steps to make the perfect Espresso Martini cocktail.


  • 60ml x Vodka
  • 15ml x Coffee liqueur
  • 30ml x Espresso
  • 15ml x Simple syrup


  • Coffee beans

How To Make

  1. Add the vodka, coffee liqueur, espresso, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker 
  2. Fill ¾ full with ice and shake well (usually around 15-20 seconds)
  3. Strain the mixture into your chilled Martini glass
  4. Garnish with three coffee beans

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About The Espresso Martini

If you’re looking for a post-meal pick-me-up, the Espresso Martini is the perfect cocktail to give you that caffeinated buzz.

It’s the perfect kick to keep you parting for longer, whilst tasting like a delicious coffee-based cocktail.

This classic cocktail was invented by British bartender Dick Bradsell at Fred’s club in London around the year 1983.

Ever since, it’s continued to be incredibly popular as it has the perfect balance of booze, coffee, and sugar to keep the party going.

Give this recipe a try and I have no doubt you’ll love this classic cocktail.