How to Make a Perfect Espresso Martini

by Toby Aird


  • Top quality vodka
  • Espresso
  • Coffee liqueur
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Champagne coupe
  • Sugar syrup
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    When making any drink served straight up (without ice) always chill your glass straight away.

    Step 2

    Choose a top quality vodka and add 25ml (1oz) to a cocktail shaker. The better quality the spirit, the better your martini will be..

    Step 3

    Next take a coffee liqueur and add 25 ml (1oz). Here I've chosen Patron because I like the strength it has over other liqueurs.

    Step 4

    Next add 40ml (usually a standard double shot) of fresh espresso and if you like a small dash of sugar syrup.

    Step 5

    Fill your shaker to the top with ice and shake vigorously, getting as much air into the drink as possible. This will give it a thick ice creamy taste and layered appearance.

    Step 6

    Double strain your martini into the glass you chilled earlier.

    Step 7

    Providing you've shaken your martini hard enough you'll need to leave it to settle for a few seconds and form a thick head as mentioned before, almost like a pint if Guinness.

    Step 8

    Once it has settled garnish with three slightly off centre coffee beans and it's ready to drink!