Espresso Martini Cocktail Recipe

If you really love martini and coffee, then the Espresso Martini Cocktail is the perfect drink for you. One among the famous coffee-like Martinis, it is part cocktail, part dessert. Thanks to the flexibility of Espresso’s flavour pairings; there are many other variations of espresso martinis out there including the Triple Threat Espresso Martini, Liqueur Latte Espresso Martini, Chocolate Hazelnut Espresso Martini, Cinnamon Latte Espresso Martini and Espresso Dessert Martini etc. This simple recipe is made from only four ingredients and makes only one drink. However, you always have the option to increase the amount of its ingredients according to your requirement. Make sure to use a chilled espresso in order to give a caffeinated kick to your drink. Make this amazing cocktail in your upcoming get together and be ready for the nice compliments from your loved ones.

Preparation Time: 2 to 5  minutes
Equipments Require: Cocktail shaker with strainer, highball, or cocktail glass
Serving Size: 01


– 1 1/2 oz vodka
– 3/4 oz Kahlua coffee liqueur
– 1/4 oz white creme de cacao
– 1 oz cold espresso
– 1 glass crushed ice
– Brown cocoa for topping – optional


  • 1

    Before starting you should clean the entire work surface that you will be using to prepare this lovely cocktail recipe. You will also want to thoroughly wash your hands, utensils, glasses and other items that you will be using to put together this mixture. It is a good idea to always keep your kitchen counters clean and free from any bacteria to avoid issues later.

  • 2

    Take a cocktail shaker with strainer and fill it with crushed ice. Be sure to not use too much ice as this can make your cocktail watery.

  • 3

    Pour 1 1/2 oz of vodka, 3/4 oz of Kahlua coffee liqueur, 1/4 oz of white creme de cacao and 1 oz of cold espresso into the cocktail shaker. If want you cocktail to be light then limit the amount of alcohol you use. This will not have a serious impact on the overall taste or flavour of this cocktail mix.

  • 4

    Now, cover the cocktail shaker properly and shake gently it vigorously for 15 to 20 seconds or until all the ingredients mix well. Remember you want a smooth texture to the mixture so be sure to check the consistency regularly while shaking.

  • 5

    Grab a highball glass and place few ice cubes in it. You can use whatever glasses you might have laying around the house.

  • 6

    Gently strain the Espresso Martini Cocktail into the highball glass and top it with some brown cocoa. It is entirely up to you as to how you want to serve and garnish your cocktail.

  • 7

    Now, serve this refreshing drink immediately before the ice cube melt. You can serve Espresso Martini Cocktail with some cookies. Your friends and family will definitely enjoy sipping on this lovely cocktail for hours.

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