Espresso Martini Recipe

Late evening? Wake up and smell the espresso! Try our easy recipe for the perfect Espresso Martini. It’s a delicious blend of coffee, Coffee Liqueur and vodka. Shake, strain and enjoy!

Espresso martini in a glass for a cocktail recipe.

Attention all coffee lovers and party animals! Are you ready for a drink that will knock your socks off and make you feel like a million bucks? Introduce yourself to the Espresso Martini! This cocktail is like a magical unicorn made with coffee and alcohol. It’s the ultimate pick-me-up, perfect for those late night evenings!

Prep Time: <1 min

Cook Time: 3 min

Total Time: 4 min

Skill Level: Super Easy

Servings: One 4 oz. serving


  • Espresso brewer
  • Martini shaker
  • Shot glass
  • Cocktail strainer (or regular teaspoon)
  • Martini glass



  1. Pull a single shot of Rocket Brand Espresso.
  2. Fill your martini shaker with ice.
  3. Add 1 1/2 oz. of coffee liqueur and 1 1/2 oz. Vodka to the shaker
  4. Add 2 pumps (1/2 oz.) of Monin Pure Cane Syrup to the shaker.
  5. Seal the shaker and start with your best dance moves. Shake it like you mean it!
  6. Using the strainer, strain the mixture into your chilled martini glass. (No strainer? Use a spoon instead!)
  7. Garnish the glass with a bit of grated chocolate, or sprinkle a bit of cocoa powder over it if desired.
  8. Sip and enjoy!

This recipe is much more forgiving than it seems at first read. Don’t have an espresso machine? You can substitute espresso for cold brew concentrate in this recipe. Need something to strain your martini? Use a spoon to hold the ice back. Missing a shaker? Honest, any jar with a lid will work if needed! Most important is to enjoy the process… and your Espresso Martini!

Psst… check out Very Bad Coffee – our Homemade Coffee Liqueur Recipe that you can use in your Martini!

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