How to Make an Espresso martini

Fresh espresso and good quality vodka are key

Espresso Martini recipe. Made with vodka, vanilla vodka, Kahlua coffee liqueur, gomme and fresh espresso coffee. Shaken with ice and served in a martini glass with coffee bean garnish.

The Espresso Martini

Legend has it that the Espresso Martini was invented for a supermodel (whose identity remains secret) that needed a pick-me-up en route to a party – or, as she reportedly put it: “something that will wake me up and f##k me up”. And so the glorious Espresso Martini was born.

Serve in a martini glass or coupette

Equipment you'll need

Boston Shaker

A two piece shaker consisting of one stainless steel can and a robust glass. The Boston allows enough capacity to aerate the drink

Fine Strainer

The fine strainer removes fine ice shards and other impurities that may influence the quality of the drink

Ice Tongs (optional)

Be hygienic!

Hawthorn Strainer

Place on the top of the Boston Shaker to remove large objects such as ice cubes

Measuring Jigger

Ideally, a jigger should have a 25ml and 50ml measuring cup

Pour Spouts (optional)

Place in the top of your spirit bottles to ensure an even and clean pour


  • 45ml Vodka
  • 35ml Fresh espresso
  • 25ml Khalua (coffee) liqueur
  • 15ml Gomme
  • Cubed Ice


Add all ingredients to the glass half of your Boston Shaker. Fill the glass with cubed ice.

Place the tin over the top and gently pat with your hand to form a tight seal. Shake hard for 10 seconds.


Split your Boston tin and place the Hawthorn strainer on top of the steel can. Pour through the Fine strainer into a martini glass and garnish with 3 coffee beans.


Serve in a 6 ounce martini or coupette glass

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Pre-mixed Espresso Martini. Absolute Vanilla Vodka, Kahlua coffee liqueur, gomme and fresh espresso coffee. Ready to drink and available to order from our cocktail home delievery shop.
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