5 Espresso Martini Recipes
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5 Espresso Martini Recipes

Whizz up the coffee-based tipple like the experts

There’s nothing like an Espresso Martini to turn your night around. One of the most popular cocktails around, the coffee-based tipple is believed to have been created by British bartender Dick Bradsell. As legend has it, a supermodel (long rumoured to be Kate Moss) came into his bar and asked for a drink that would ‘wake me up and f*** me up’ – and so Bradsell whipped up the now-famous cocktail. 

A mix of vodka, coffee liqueur and espresso, the drink has a creamy, rich taste – and when made correctly, a thick layer of froth sits at the top, usually garnished with a coffee bean or two. It’s the perfect drink to serve after – or instead of – pudding at a dinner party, or as an aperitif for a sophisticated event. But how do you make it like Bradsell and the experts? We share a selection of Espresso Martini recipes below.

How To Make An Espresso Martini

The Sun Tavern’s Espresso Martini

The Sun Tavern's Espresso Martini

Ingredients:

  • 30ml 42 Below Vodka
  • 30ml Climpson & Sons Midnight Oil
  • 30ml Espresso
  • 10ml Sugar Syrup

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients to an iced shaker. 
  2. Shake for 20-30 seconds, then strain into a chilled coupette glass. 
  3. Top with a few coffee beans as an optional garnish.

Recipe from The Sun Tavern

Dutch Barn Orchard Vodka Espresso Martini

Dutch Barn Orchard Vodka Espresso Martini 

Ingredients:

  • 40ml Dutch Barn Orchard Vodka 
  • 20ml Apple Liqueur
  • 20ml salted caramel syrup 
  • 25ml cooled espresso 
  • 3 coffee beans to garnish 

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker.
  2. Dry shake without ice. 
  3. Add Ice and wet shake. 
  4. Garnish with coffee beans. 

Recipe from Dutch Barn Orchard Vodka

Espresso Under the Sun

Espresso Under the Sun

Ingredients:

  • 50ml METAXA 12 Stars
  • 30ml cold espresso
  • 0.5cl vanilla sugar
  • Garnish: coffee beans

Method:

  1. Add all the ingredients into the shaker.
  2. Shake with ice and strain.
  3. Pour into a martini glass.
  4. Garnish with coffee beans.

Recipe from METAXA

PATRÓN Tequila Espresso Martini

PATRÓN Tequila Espresso Martini

Ingredients:

  • 45ml Patrón Silver
  • 45ml chilled espresso
  • 15ml demerara syrup
  • 1 small pinch of sea salt

Method:

  1. Combine Patrón Silver, chilled espresso, pinch of salt and Demerara syrup in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into a cocktail coupe.
  3. Garnish with three coffee beans.

Recipe from Patrón

Chocolate Martini

Chocolate martini

Ingredients:

  • 100ml Nine Tines Vodka
  • 50ml Irish cream liqueur
  • 50ml coffee liqueur
  • 1 tsp melted chocolate.
  • 1 tbsp chocolate syrup
  • Chocolate shavings, for garnish
  • Handful of ice cubes

Method:

  1. Chill your Martini glass. You can do this by filling it with ice cubes and letting it sit while you prepare the cocktail.
  2. Prepare Your Mixing Glass: In a separate mixing glass, combine 100 ml of Nine Tines Vodka, 50 ml of Irish cream liqueur, and 50 ml of coffee liqueur.
  3. Add Melted Chocolate: Introduce 1 tsp of melted chocolate to the mixture, adding a layer of indulgent richness.
  4. Add Chocolate Syrup: Include 1 tbsp of chocolate syrup for an extra touch of sweetness and decadence.
  5. Stir the concoction in the mixing glass gently but thoroughly with a long spoon or mixing rod. Ensure the ingredients blend seamlessly.
  6. Strain into Chilled Glass. Discard the ice from the martini glass and strain the luxurious chocolate-infused mixture into the glass.
  7. Garnish: Sprinkle chocolate shavings over the top for a visually captivating finish.
  8. Serve and Relish your Decadent Chocolate Tines Martini is ready to be savoured. 
  9. Sip slowly and lose yourself in the harmonious blend of chocolate, Irish cream, coffee, and Nine Tines Vodka – a testament to indulgent refinement.

Recipe from Nine Tines Vodka