Espresso Martini

The espresso martini is a popular coffee-based cocktail, commonly made with vodka, espresso, coffee liqueur and sugar syrup. This delicious drink was invented in London in the 1980s by a bartender named Dick Bradsell. Since then, the espresso martini has become a favorite among coffee and cocktail lovers around the world.

Espresso Martini recipe

Espresso Martini is a delicious and energizing cocktail that combines the bitter taste of espresso with the sweet taste of coffee liqueur and a kick vodka. This cocktail is perfect for an evening with friends or as an aperitif after dinner. So get your shaker ready and prepare to fall in love with this delicious coffee drink of a caffeine boost!


  • 4cl vodka
  • 4cl kahlua
  • 4cl coffee(espresso shot)

Espresso Martini step by step


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Shake your Espresso Martini to perfection

Shaking is an important part of getting the perfect espresso martini. The shake has 3 purposes to, chill, leaf and create texture in your drink.

Cooling down plays a key role in getting the perfect Espresso Martini. Add ice cubes to the shaker and shake well so that the ice cubes are thrown from one end of the shaker to the other. It is important to add enough ice cubes so that the drink is properly chilled. If you put too little ice in your shaker, it will melt too quickly and your drink will be diluted and tasteless. Fill your shaker completely with ice.

When you shake an Espresso Martini it is to mix the drink. However, it is important to know that you are also adding water to your drink. It is therefore important that the shake is neither too short nor too long. Shake too long and your drink will be watery, shake too short and it won't cool properly and you could end up with your drink tasting too strong of liquor. So make sure you find the right balance and shake your drink enough to get the perfect taste and texture.

The last reason we shake is to give the perfect Espresso Martini texture. A perfect shake creates a layer of foam on top of your Espresso Martini, giving it a creamy, airy finish consistency. This texture enriches the cocktail experience and adds an element of luxury.

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