Espresso Martini

This classic cocktail is the perfect post dinner-party treat. Made with freshly brewed, coffee liqueur, vodka and sugar syrup.

Ingredients (makes 2 cocktails)

For the sugar syrup:

  • 100g golden caster sugar

For the cocktail

  • 100ml vodka
  • 50ml freshly brewed coffee
  • 50ml coffee liqueur
  • Coffee beans, to garnish


  1. Make the sugar syrup placing pouring the caster sugar into a small pan and placing over a medium heat, along with 50ml water. Stir and bring to the boil, then turn off the heat and allow to cool. This can be made in advance. Meanwhile, place two cocktail glasses in the fridge to chill.
  2. Once the sugar syrup is cool, pour 1tbsp into a cocktail shaker along with a handful of ice, the vodka, espresso and coffee liqueur. Shake well until the outside of the shaker feels icy.
  3. Stain into the chilled glasses and garnish with the coffee beans.

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