clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon facebook facebook icon print print icon squares squares icon heart heart icon heart solid heart solid icon
two espresso martinis garnished with three coffee beans each

Espresso Martini

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Cocktail Shaker
  • Cuisine: Italian


This Espresso Martini is a tall, dark and handsome coffee cocktail with a delicious foamy top and three coffee beans for garnish. It’s the perfect pick-me-up recipe to get the party started or finish out the night with friends!



2 fl oz vodka

1 fl oz Kahlua

1 fl oz chilled strong espresso or cold brew

Coffee beans


  1. Shake, shake, shake: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add in vodka, kahlua, espresso and shake for 30 seconds. 
  2. Strain and serve: Strain into a martini glass and top with three coffee beans.


If you would like it sweeter, add 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) simple syrup.

Keywords: coffee, liqueur, after dinner