2 espresso martinis ready to drink
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Espresso Martini

Recipe video above. This will wake you up - AND get you partying! I love having espresso martinis when I need a pick me up at the start of an evening, and for after dinner drinks. USE SCALER to make multiple drinks or for a larger glass.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: Western
Keyword: coffee cocktail, espresso martini
Servings: 1
Calories: 167kcal
Author: Nagi


  • 40ml / 1 1/3oz Vodka
  • 20ml (2/3 oz) Kahlua
  • 20ml (2/3 oz) espresso coffee , cooled
  • 3 coffee beans , garnish


  • Place the vodka, kahlua and espresso in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake vigorously 10 times, then pour briskly into a cocktail glass. (Scrape out foam inside if necessary)
  • Garnish wtih 3 coffee beans and serve immediately.


  • Cool the coffee so it doesn't melt the ice = won't dilute drink flavour
  • Espresso coffee from a proper coffee machine = nice crema (foam) on coffee = nice foam layer on surface of Espresso Martini
  • Can't get foam on Espresso Martini with coffee granules, French Press coffee marker or similar. Need a proper machine!
  • No coffee machine? Cheat! Add 1/2 egg white and shake, it will create a gorgeous foam layer but you will not be able to taste it at all!
  • Need foam for the coffee beans to float!
Recipe source: Absolut Drinks (makers of Absolut vodka(


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Sugar: 10g