Espresso Martinis

When mixing up an espresso or coffee based martini the important thing to remember is proportion, proportion, proportion! Through experimentation (some successes, some failures, but all enjoyable) we find that the best espresso martinis always have approximately equal parts coffee and flavor (liquor, syrup, etc.) to vodka (or alternative spirit). While you can vary the proportions slightly, if you stick to this basic method, you can’t go wrong!

Beyond that, pair coffee to your alcohol much like you would pair food and coffee. If you are using a sweet liqueur, try a sweet coffee. If you are going for full on chocolate, why not use chocolate toned or chocolate flavored coffee, combined with chocolate liquor? For a nutty cocktail try nut toned coffee! Below are some of our favorite espresso martini recipes to get you started. Enjoy!

The Classic

Combine 2 ounces of vodka, 1/2 ounce Kahlua, 1 ounce espresso, and 1/2 ounce simple syrup over crushed ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake, strain and serve with some espresso beans on top.

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Cinnamon spice espresso martini

2 parts espresso, 2 parts vodka, cinnamon sugar, allspice and a dash of chocolate combine to create this spicy, zesty cocktail!

Peanut butter cup espresso martini

This Halloween candy inspired cocktail is made by combining 2 parts Reese’s infused vodka, with 1 part chocolate liqueur, 2.5 parts espresso, and 2 parts cream.

Chocolate hazelnut espresso martini

Are you nutty for hazelnut? Combine 1 ounce chocolate liqueur, 1 ounce Frangelico, 2 ounces vodka, and 4 ounces of espresso to create this one of a kind hazelnut espresso martini!

Bushwacker inspired espresso rumtini

A rumtini consisting of 1 ounce rum, 1 ounce Kahlua, 1 ounce creme de cacao, 1 ounce cream, and chilled espresso – Delicious!

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