Drinks

Espresso Martini

Say hello to your new favorite cocktail! This espresso martini comes together in just a few minutes, it's made with four simple ingredients and tastes amazing.

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two espresso martinis that are topped with coffee beans and a white cotten linen in the back.

why you’ll love this recipe

  • This Espresso Martini is made with only four simple ingredients!
  • The perfect cocktail for coffee lovers.
  • Comes together in just a few minutes.
  • Strong, but not overwhelming.
  • Refined sugar free.
  • You can use espresso or cold brew.
  • Better than a mimosa!
  • Check out my Kombucha Margarita for another light summer drink option.

ingredients and Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Espresso Martini. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this page for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

Although this drink recipe is typically made with vodka, you can also use tequila.

Espresso or cold brew will work interchangeably.

Kahlula adds both sweetness and creaminess to this martini.

Maple syrup adds a touch of caramel flavor and a touch of sweetness.

The last ingredient that you need is ice! This is going to not only chill the martini, but will create that lovely frothy top.

all the ingredients that you need to make this espresso martini.

how to make

ONE: In a cocktail shaker, add in all the ingredients, cover and shake vigorously for 2-3 minutes.

TWO: Pour the mixture into a martini glass, top with espresso beans and enjoy!

Tips and tricks

Use a cocktail shaker for best results.

Shake the mixture vigorously, for about 2-3 minutes. This will create that frothy top.

You can use tequila or vodka!

How to serve and store

Serve this cocktail in a chilled martini glass and enjoy it by taking small and slow sips.

This espresso martini is best served immediately.

two espresso martinis sitting on a marble counter.

Taste and Texture

This espresso martini is strong, but not overwhelming. It has a strong coffee flavor with the perfect balance of sweet and bitter.

frequently asked questions

Can I use a different alcohol instead of vodka?

Tequila will also work.

Can I use regular coffee instead of espresso or cold brew?

For best results, espresso or cold brew works best. Regular coffee will be too mild.

Is this drink really strong?

Yes, martinis are typically really strong when it comes to alcohol content.

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Espresso Martini

Say hello to your new favorite cocktail! This espresso martini comes together in just a few minutes, it's made with four simple ingredients and tastes amazing.
PIN RECIPE
PREP TIME:
2 minutes
COOK TIME:
3 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
5 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 2 oz vodka, or tequila.
  • 1/2 oz kahlula.
  • 1 oz espresso, or cold brew
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup.
  • Garnish coffee beans.

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

1 cocktail

Directions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add in all the ingredients, cover and shake vigorously for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Pour the mixture into a martini glass, top with espresso beans and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use a cocktail shaker for best results.
  • Shake the mixture vigorously, for about 2-3 minutes. This will create that frothy top.
  • You can use tequila or vodka!

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