Espresso Martini

Discover the ultimate Espresso Martini recipe thanks to BBC Good Food! This classic martini recipe blends bold espresso with smooth vodka and a splash of coffee liqueur, delivering the perfect Espresso Martini. Known for its rich flavor and sophisticated finish, the espresso martini recipe is a favorite for its energising kick and elegant presentation, topped with floating coffee beans. 

Preparation Time: 5 minutes 
Serves: 2


For The Sugar Syrup

  • 100g golden caster sugar

For The Cocktail

  • 100ml vodka
  • 50ml freshly brewed espresso coffee
  • 50ml coffee liqueur
  • 4 coffee beans (optional)
  • Ice


Step 1: To begin, put the caster sugar into a small pan over a medium heat and pour in 50 ml water to make the sugar syrup. Stir and bring to the boil. 

Step 2: Next, turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool down. Before moving on to the next step, place 2 martini glasses into the fridge to chill. 

Step 3: Once the sugar syrup is cool, pour 1 tbsp into a cocktail shaker along with the vodka, espresso and coffee liqueur and a handful of ice. Shake vigorously until the outside of the cocktail shaker feels ice cold. 

Step 4: Strain into the chilled glasses and garnish each serving with a couple of coffee beans.

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