Try this recipe for espresso martini, then check out our passion fruit martini, French martini, vesper martini and more easy martini recipes. Also try our recipe for homemade coffee syrup and more coffee cocktails.
Make your own homemade coffee syrup using our step-by-step recipe.
What is an espresso martini?
This coffee vodka drink was created in 1983 by bartender Dick Bradsell at the Soho Brasserie (supposedly at the request of a tired model looking for a pick-me-up).
How to make an espresso martini
Adding a shot of hot espresso to a cocktail shaker full of ice may seem odd but it’s essential for that all-important creamy layer at the top of the drink – so don’t let the coffee cool down! Chill your martini glass in the freezer before serving. Click here to buy a coffee machine for your cocktails.
Espresso martini recipe
- caster sugar 100g
- vodka 50ml
- coffee liqueur 2 tbsp
- espresso 2 tbsp, hot
- coffee beans to garnish 3