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Espresso Martini
by MyBeverageGuide

Recipe & Ingredients

  • 40 ml: Hygge Vodka (vodka)
  • 10 ml: Giffard Vanille De Madagascar (vanilla liqueur)
  • 20 ml: Mr. S. Presso Black Coffee (coffee liqueur)
  • 40 ml: Espresso Freshly Brewed (coffee)


Classic Coffee Strong
Glassware: Coupette
Ice: crushed ice to chill the glassware
ice cubes for shaking


brew / hard-shake / strain


  • 3x coffee beans, Drop the garnish into the drink.

Drink Description

<<The Espresso Martini is one of my most favourite coffee cocktail crowd pleaser of all time.>>

Mixing Instructions

  1. Brew the espresso.
  2. Combine all ingredients into the shaker.
  3. Add ice cubes into the shaker
  4. Shake for about 30 seconds.
  5. Stir and strain into the chilled coupe glass.
  6. Add your garnish.

Detailed Recipe Instructions

  1. Prepare your bottle setup.
  2. Prepare your garnish.
  3. Prepare your Mise en Place.
  4. Brew the espresso.
  5. Chill the serving glass with either crushed ice or ice cubes. Or place it in a fridge or freezer.
  6. Pour all ingredients into the shaker.
  7. Add ice cubes into the shaker
  8. Shake for about 30 seconds.
  9. Take the chilled glass out of the fridge/freezer. If you used ice to chill the serving glass, remove everything from the glass.
  10. Stir and strain into the chilled coupe glass.
  11. Add your garnish.
  12. Clean up your working station.

Mixing Tips

Mise En Place

  • Keep all equipment and ingredients within range. It will be easier and faster to mix the drink.


  • A chilled glass keeps your drink longer and more enjoyable. Your used ice will melt slower, and the taste will stay longer.

Non Alcoholic Ingredients

  • Try to use a fresh shot of Espresso. It will give you more texture and foam for your drink.

Mise en Place


crushed ice to chill the glassware
ice cubes for shaking

Bar Equipment:

Tin Tin Shaker
Hawthorne Strainer
Espresso Machine


3x coffee beans

Editor Recipe Notes

What to say about the Espresso Martini?

Well, in the end, it is a straightforward recipe. But it’s sometimes really tricky to get the proper foam and taste. Every single shot of Espresso tastes different. So you can at least use good vodka, a good coffee liqueur that is not too sweet on the palate, same for the vanilla liqueur.

I like to prebatch the Vodka, coffee, and Vanilla Liqueur and keep it chilled in a bottle. That works well because the Espresso is hot. I first pour the premix into the shaker, add the Espresso, and then the ice. Quickly close the shaker and shake well for about 30 seconds.

My thoughts are always… “please look nice,” and I am always happy if it works well.

Essential Infos

Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini

Bar Technique:
hot brew

Ingredients by Category:

vanilla liqueur
coffee liqueur

coffee beans

intense dark chocolate

Flavour and Texture




Chocolate (Cocoa)


full bodied

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What are the main ingredients of an Espresso Martini Cocktail?

Mainly of a Liquor, fresh Espresso and optionally some sugar.

What is the color of an Espresso Martini?

Rich, dark and creamy

What Espresso should I use?

If you use an fresh Espresso you might get some more foam and flavor. But always be aware the you better mix the hot Espresso with cold ingredients. Othwerwise you dilute your drink to much.

[1 Website] Espresso Martini. ( n. D.): diffordsguide.com, [online] https://www.diffordsguide.com/cocktails/recipe/725/espresso-martini [retrieved on Jan 9, 2023].