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The Espresso Martini was invented in London in 1983 by Dick Bradsell at Soho Brasserie when an up and coming supermodel sidled up to the bar and asked for a cocktail with coffee to wake her up. It was originally christened the ‘Vodka Espresso’.

If you enjoy coffee flavoured cocktails, have a look at our article on how to make How To Make Coffee Liqueur. Alternatively, the Black and White Russian are coffee based cocktails.


  • 2 shots of Vodka (we used Absolut)
  • 1 shot of Coffee Liqueur (we used Kahlua)
  • 1 shots of freshly brewed espresso coffee
  • 0.5 Shot of Sugar Syrup
  • Coffee beans to garnish

Espresso Martini Cocktail Recipe

  1. Pour in a shaker filled with a few ice cubes the sugar syrup, coffee liqueur, espresso coffee, and vodka and shake until the shaker turns cold.
  2. Strain in to martini glasses and garnish with coffee beans and then sip away.
Vodka (Absolut)2 x shots (50ml)2£0.85
Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua)1 x shot (25ml)0.5£0.58
Espresso Coffee1 x shot (25ml)0£0.20
Sugar Syrup0.5 shot (10ml)0£0.28

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