espresso martini

I’m always looking for a reason to break out my martini glasses, and an espresso martini is a great reason to do so! I recently purchased a Nespresso, and it has been a game changer. I no longer have to go to Starbucks to get my latte fix, and it turns out it comes in handy for making cocktails as well!

espresso martini recipe

This espresso martini makes a great brunch addition, and gives you an extra boost of energy – win win in our book. You can personalize the flavor by trying different syrups, or using different Nespresso pods. I really liked the addition of vanilla syrup – it just elevates the flavor a bit!

ingredients for an espresso martini


  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur (or Kahlua)
  • 1.5 oz espresso
  • .5 oz simple syrup or Torani Vanilla syrup
  • coffee beans for garnish

To make the cocktail:

  • combine vodka, coffee liqueur, espresso and simple syrup (or vanilla syrup) over ice in a shaker
  • shake vigorously for at least 10 seconds
  • strain into martini glass
  • garnish with three coffee beans
espresso martini

Try it out and let us know what your favorite flavor addition and Nespresso pod option is!

Check out our food&drink page for more cocktail recipes!

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