Espresso Martini Recipe: Vanilla Twist on a Coffee Classic
Calories: 229kcal
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
The Espresso Martini is a beloved cocktail known for its invigorating mix of coffee and alcohol, making it a perfect pick-me-up for any occasion. This variation adds a twist of vanilla, enhancing the smooth and aromatic profile of the drink. Whether you're looking to impress guests at a dinner party or simply indulge in a luxurious treat, this Vanilla Espresso Martini is sure to deliver both flavor and flair.



Chill Your Glass:

  • Begin by placing a Martini glass in the freezer to chill. A cold glass will help maintain the temperature of the cocktail, keeping it crisp and refreshing.

Mix Ingredients:

  • In a cocktail shaker, add a generous amount of ice. The ice cools the ingredients quickly and adds a slight dilution, which is necessary for balancing the flavors.
  • Pour the coffee liqueur, vanilla vodka, and freshly brewed espresso over the ice. The coffee liqueur and espresso provide a deep, rich coffee flavor, while the vanilla vodka adds a sweet, creamy undertone.


  • Secure the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. Shaking not only chills the drink but also aerates the espresso, creating the cocktail’s signature frothy top.

Strain and Serve:

  • Strain the mixture into the chilled Martini glass. The fine strain should ensure a smooth pour without any ice shards or coffee grounds.
  • The drink should have a frothy layer on top, adding a touch of elegance and texture.


  • For an added touch of sophistication, garnish with a few coffee beans on the surface of the froth. This not only looks attractive but also enhances the coffee aroma as you sip.


The Vanilla Espresso Martini is an excellent choice for coffee lovers looking for something a bit more exciting than their regular cup of joe. With its rich flavors and elegant presentation, this cocktail is perfect for special occasions or as a luxurious end to a meal. Enjoy the delightful interplay of coffee and vanilla, and let this smooth cocktail energize your evening.

Estimated Nutrition:

Calories: 229kcal (11%)Carbohydrates: 13g (4%)Protein: 0.1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 28mg (1%)Sugar: 13g (14%)Calcium: 1mgIron: 0.02mg
CourseBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
CuisineBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
KeywordBeverage, Cocktail, Drink