Espresso Martini Recipe

This Espresso Martini Recipe Will Get Your Weekend Off To A Delicious Start!

If you follow my instagram you would know that I’m a coffee addict. I’ve spent the last few years trying out new types of coffee and how to make it. What you might not know is that I’ve found a new love, cocktails. There is something so satisfying about shaking, stirring, mixing, blending, yourself a drink. It gives you a sense of satisfaction to hold this super fancy drink in your hand, like you just received it from the bartender at the Fleur Room in New York. I’m here to tell you, please don’t wait until you get to some fancy bar to order the drink of your dreams. Start making them at home and start with this espresso martini recipe!

This espresso martini recipe is not for the faint of heart. If you’re someone that loves daiquiris and cocktails that are mainly sugary mixers, this is not the drink for you. A martini is suppose to be strong. A classic martini can have somewhere around 3 oz of gin and 1/2 oz of vermouth. What is the mixer you ask? A lemon peel. This espresso martini is not quite as hard on the booze though. We find that the drink is mainly made up of vodka, but also includes Kaluhua, espresso, and simple syrup. If you’re someone that likes sugary drinks like I mentioned above, add some more simple syrup to the recipe! You could even take out a shot of vodka. Feel free to play around with this espresso martini recipe!

Tips When Making This Espresso Martini Recipe

  1. Make sure your espresso is completely cooled before pouring it into the shaker. If you pour the espresso in hot it will melt your ice and you’ll get this watered down mess.
  2. If you want to cool your espresso quickly, just pop it in the freezer for a little.
  3. Shake the drink vigorously! Then quickly pour the drink into your glass while shaking the shaker. This will help give the top of the drink that beautiful foam.
  4. If you aren’t one for strong drinks then I suggest only adding 1 oz of vodka and as much as 1.5 oz of simple syrup.
  5. If you don’t have simple syrup, just put equal parts sugar and water into a pot on the stove and bring to a boil. Periodically stir until the sugar has completely dissolved.

If you want a dinner recipe to prelude this sophisticated cocktail, try out my Maple Glazed Salmon or 6 Ingredient Bacon Avocado Wedge Salad recipe!

Espresso Martini Recipe

Course: DrinksDifficulty: Easy


  • 2 ounces vodka

  • 1/2 ounce Kahlua

  • 1 ounce freshly brewed espresso

  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup


  • Add your vodka, Kahlua, espresso, and simple syrup to a shake filled with ice.
  • Shake until it is well chilled and strain into a chilled glass.
  • Enjoy!

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