Espresso martini recipe

Espresso martini recipe

(By Miriam Nice – BBC Good Food)


Learn how to make this classic coffee cocktail. Our easy recipe uses freshly brewed espresso, a dash of coffee liqueur and a simple sugar syrup.



For the sugar syrup

  • 100 gr golden caster sugar

For the cocktail

  • ice
  • 100 ml vodka
  • 50ml freshly brewed espresso coffee
  • 50ml coffee liqueur (we used Kahlua)
  • 4 coffee beans (optional)


  1. Start by making the sugar syrup. Put the caster sugar in a small pan over a medium heat and pour in 50ml water. Stir, and bring to the boil. 
  2. Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool. Put 2 martini glasses in the fridge to chill.
  3. Once the sugar syrup is cold, pour 1 tbsp into a cocktail shaker along with a handful of ice, the vodka, espresso and coffee liqueur. Shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker feels icy cold. 
  4. Strain into the chilled glasses. Garnish each one with coffee beans if you like.


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