The Rise of the Espresso Martini

The Rise of the Espresso Martini

Last weekend, in an attempt to mix things up before a movie date with the hubs, I decided to give the espresso martini a shot. I've heard about this trendy cocktail making the rounds, but I was a bit skeptical. I mean, coffee and vodka? It sounded like a recipe for disaster. 

We hit up a bar pre-movie and let me tell you, I was pleasantly surprised. The combination of rich espresso, smooth vodka, and a hint of sweetness from the coffee liqueur—it was like a caffeine-infused revelation. Sweet and dangerous. No need to choose between coffee and cocktails anymore; with an espresso martini, you get the best of both worlds.

So, if you're looking to add a little pep to your step or impress your friends with your newfound mixology skills, I highly recommend giving the espresso martini a try. It might just become your new favorite indulgence.

And now, for those eager to recreate the magic at home, here's a simple recipe to get you started:


  • 1 ½ oz vodka
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur (e.g., Kahlúa)
  • 1 oz freshly brewed espresso, cooled
  • Ice


  1. Brew a shot of espresso and let it cool.
  2. Fill a shaker with ice.
  3. Add vodka, coffee liqueur, and cooled espresso to the shaker.
  4. Shake until well-chilled.
  5. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  6. Optional: garnish with coffee beans for that extra touch.


Give it a shake, take a sip, and let the espresso martini work its caffeinated magic. Cheers!

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