When Coffee Marries Martini

If You’re Looking For A Pick-Me-Up Post-Dinner, We Have A Cocktail That Is Here To Jolt You Awake With Its Boozy Magical Powers, Which Can Be Beyond Perfect For You. So, Sip In.

Cocktails, like everything else, cycle through trends.trends. Drinks that were inescapable on social media and bar menus just a year or two ago, may not likely be the same as what people are sipping on today.

However, certain classics remain omnipresent year after year, Even resurgent drinks like the Espresso Martini, which seemed to peak years ago in the realm of internet trends, have
maintained strong followings long after they stopped being TikTok darlings.

It’s always been around since it was invented in the late 80s, but with the current sophistication, we’ve got all the deets covered. So, shake for a longer time and really work up that froth without diluting the drink too fast. Lucky for you, we have those aforementioned instructions, below, all packaged up in recipe with the picture, so you really can’t go wrong. So, let’s get brewing up!


Now the world of coffee is huge and can vary a lot depending on type of beans, medium or dark roast and even on what kind of machine you’re using for your espresso. If you like coffee, a well-made Espresso Martini will satisfy so many senses if not all of them. Just the sound and rhythm of the ice chilling your drink as it’s vigorously shaken, the mesmerising sight of the freshly poured drink slowly setting, the smell and taste of the perfect balance of sweet and dry where all ingredients are enhanced by vodka and finally the mouthfeel and the silky thick foam on top. This is something enough to soothe your taste buds.


• 2 ounces vodka
• 1/2-ounce coffee liqueur (usually Kahlúa)
• 1 ounce espresso, freshly brewed (or cold brew concentrate)
• 1/2-ounce simple syrup
• Ice
• Garnish: coffee beans


STEP 1: Start by making the sugar syrup. Put the caster sugar in a small pan over a medium heat and pour in 50ml water. Stir, and bring to the boil.
STEP 2: Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool. Put 2 martini glasses in the fridge to chill.
STEP 3: Once the sugar syrup is cold, pour 1 tbsp into a cocktail shaker along with a handful of ice, the vodka, espresso and coffee liqueur. Shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker feels icy cold.
STEP 4: Strain into the chilled glasses. Garnish each one with coffee beans if you fancy.