Midnight Espresso Martini

An elegant and sophisticated cocktail that combines the rich, bold flavors of espresso with vodka and a touch of coffee liqueur, served in a chilled martini glass. Perfect for a nightcap or a special occasion.

Glass Type: Martini Glass


  • 1 shot of espresso, cooled
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur (e.g., Kahlúa)
  • Ice cubes
  • 3 coffee beans (for garnish)


  • Brew a shot of espresso and allow it to cool to room temperature.
  • In a cocktail shaker, combine the cooled espresso, vodka, coffee liqueur, and a handful of ice cubes.
  • Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds until well chilled.
  • Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
  • Garnish with three coffee beans on top.

Did You Know?

  • The espresso martini was created in the 1980s by a London bartender and has since become a classic cocktail worldwide.
  • The three coffee beans used for garnish traditionally represent health, wealth, and happiness.
  • Despite its name, the espresso martini doesn't actually contain any martini (vermouth), but its presentation in a martini glass has secured its name.