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How to make an Espresso Martini

How to make an Espresso Martini

The perfect party pick-me-up, this recipe for an espresso martini is sure to be a crowdpleaser.

How to make an Espresso Martini

This step by step guide to make an espresso martini makes a rich and creamy cocktail. Double the recipe to make two espresso martinis.

Our 5 step guide to making the perfect Espresso Martini 


If you want your espresso martini to taste extraordinary, you’re going to need the finest ingredients. So freshly brewed coffee is essential – make sure it’s the same quality you’d drink in the morning. Experiment with different blends to match any food you might be serving.


A cold glass is one of the key secrets to making a great cocktail, and chilling your glassware should be one of the first steps you take when making any drink.


When mixing your espresso martini, add fresh ice to your cocktail shaker as the last ingredient. This ensures your cocktail won’t be diluted by melted ice as you add your ingredients to the mixing glass.


As coffee can vary in strength and finish and your ratios may need some trial and error, you may need to adjust and fine-tune your to get your espresso martini 100% perfect. Just as you wouldn’t serve a food dish without tasting first, use a bar spoon to taste your concoction in the shaker before serving.


Three espresso beans will make your martini look as good as it tastes. Float them on your cocktail foam, and you’re ready to enjoy.

Espresso Martini Recipe

25ml Coffee liqueur, such as Tia Maria
25ml Vodka
Double or single shot of Espresso
5ml of sugar syrup

Fill a martini glass with ice and set aside to chill.

Pour the coffee liqueur, vodka and espresso into a cocktail shaker.

Fill the rest of the shaker with ice. Shake the ingredients together.

Empty the martini glass of ice.

Pour in the contents of the shaker using a strainer and sieve into the glass.

Finish with three coffee beans or a dusting of cocoa.

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