Espresso Martini

A cocktail guaranteed to give you a wake up call, this coffee-based recipe is boozy and delicious at the same time.


  • Vodka 1½ oz
  • Hot espresso coffee ¾ oz
  • Kahlua coffee liqueur ¾ oz
  • Sugar syrup ¼ oz
  • Coffee beans 3

Legend has it the espresso martini was invented when a young woman asked a bartender for something to "wake me up and then f*ck me up" at the same time.

Fill a shaker with ice and then pour in the ingredients.

Cover shaker and shake vigorously until cold.

Strain into a cocktail glass and drop those 3 espresso beans on top for garnish.

Espresso Martini

If you're looking for something with a similar sweetness but no caffeine, consider a Chocolatini.