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Espresso Martini Recipe

Espresso Martini Recipe

The Espresso Martini is the perfect pick-me-up after a heavy dinner or long day. It debuted in the late '80s by a British bartender and has remained in popularity ever since. If you have an espresso machine at home, you can make it with a chilled espresso shot; if not, a cold brew concentrate will work. The drink is surprisingly balanced with the perfect amount of vodka, coffee, and sugar. If you want to go the extra mile, you can garnish it with a couple of coffee beans!


Ingredients You'll Need

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Kahlúa
  • 1 oz. espresso (or cold brew)
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • Coffee beans  



  • Add ice, vodka, Kahlúa, simple syrup, and espresso to a shaker and shake until chilled
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  • Garnish with 2-3 coffee beans

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