How to make a Espresso Martini

Served in a cocktail's glass, the espresso martini is caffeinated alcoholic drink, but instead of being made like the classic martini with gin and vermouth, its ingredients are espresso, coffee liqueur (Kahlúa), simple syrup and vodka. Normally is used 3 coffee beans as garnish representing family, wealth and health.

This cocktail was created in the 1980's at Fred's Club in London by Dick Bradsell. According to him, one day, a young lady asked for something that would "Wake me up, and then f*ck me up." And right there was born the espresso martini.


1/2 ounce coffee liqueur

1/2 ounce simple syrup

1 ounce espresso

2 ounces vodka

3 coffee beans


1. Put ice on a shaker and add coffee liqueur, vodka, espresso, simple syrup and shake it until is chilled.

2. Strain into a martini glass.

3. Add 3 coffee beans as garnish.

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