Espresso Martini



Modern Classic

Preptime: 3 minutes

Servings: 1

The original recipe for the espresso martini is a chilled shaken cocktail with espresso, sugar syrup, and vodka. That's it. While it goes by the name "martini," it deviates from the classic martini ingredients of gin and vermouth. As with other drinks that bear the term "martini" in their names, it is not a true martini. To give it an extra kick of coffee flavor, we enhance the recipe by using a coffee-infused vodka, which we call our Coffee Spirit.


  • Chilled coupette
  • Bar spoon
  • Measuring jigger
  • Shaker
  • Stainer
  • Fine strainer


  • 5 cl vodka or coffee spirit
  • 3 cl fresh espresso
  • 2 cl sugar syrup or coffee syrup
  1. Pour 2 cl sugar syrup into a shaker
  2. Add 3 cl fresh espresso
  3. Add 5cl Vodka or Coffee Spirit
  4. Fill shaker with ice and pour over
  5. Give it a hard, short shake
  6. Double strain into coupette glass
  7. Garnish with 3 whole coffee beans

Pure espresso

Espresso Martini is an absolutely bonified classic. The original Espresso Martini recipe calls for espresso, sugar syrup, and vodka. More recently coffee liqueurs such as Kahlúa have gained popularity in espresso martinis, but in our opinion coffee liqueurs wash out the espresso flavor with synthetic sweetness. It's a matter of preference, but we use Coffee Spirit for a richer, more authentic coffee flavor resulting in an organic and vegan Espresso Martini.