espresso martini cocktail recipe

Espresso Martini cocktail recipe.

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Espresso Martini cocktail recipe.

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Recipe by Me To Mati #passionfood Course: Drinks, Cocktails, AlcoholCuisine: EnglandDifficulty: Easy


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There are several claims for the origin of the espresso martini. One of the more common claims is that it was created by Dick Bradsell in the late 1980s while at Freds Club in London for a young lady who asked for something that would, “Wake me up, and then screw me up.” Bradsell has confirmed this in a widely-circulated video. Bradsell has also been quoted about the circumstances of his invention of the drink, “The coffee machine at the Soho Brasseries was right next to the station where I served drinks. It was a nightmare, as there were coffee grounds everywhere, so coffee was very much on my mind.”

The recipes for an espresso martini vary depending on the source. Traditionally, they include Kahlua or Tia Maria.


  • NOTE: 1 part is equal to 30ml
  • 2 shots black coffee – room temperature

  • 2 parts vodka

  • 2 parts coffee liqueur (Kahlúa)

  • 2 parts cocktail simple syrup

  • Requirements
  • Cocktail shaker

  • Cocktail strainer

  • Ice cubes


  • Half fill blender baser with ice cubes.
  • Add 2 shots cooled espresso coffee (room temperature).
  • Add 2 parts vodka, kahlúa and cocktail simple syrup. espresso martini kahlua
  • Blend on low speed and pour into a martini glass.
  • Allow cocktail to sit before garnishing cocktail with 3 coffee beans. cocktail recipes vodka

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  • An alternative to using a blender is to use a cocktail shaker and to strain cocktail into a chilled martini glass.

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