Espresso Martini Cocktail Recipe

Espresso Martini Cocktail Recipe

Welcome to this great cocktail recipe, where we dive into the rich history and elegant flavors of a classic cocktail that has captured the hearts of coffee and cocktail lovers alike: the Espresso Martini. This iconic drink perfectly marries the robust energy of espresso with the smooth allure of vodka, creating a sophisticated and irresistible blend that’s ideal for any occasion. This delicious cocktail is the perfect blend of taste and texture with a special twist of our very own Lecithin Powder.

The Espresso Martini originated in the late 1980s when legendary London bartender Dick Bradsell was asked to create a drink that would “wake up and shake up” the patron. The story goes that a famous model walked into his bar and requested something that would do just that. Bradsell, who had been working with a coffee machine at the time, combined fresh espresso with vodka and coffee liqueur, and thus, the Espresso Martini was born. Originally named the “Vodka Espresso,” it later evolved into the more glamorously named “Espresso Martini,” reflecting its elegance and sophistication.

This cocktail isn’t just a beverage; it’s a piece of cocktail lore that has withstood the test of time. It symbolizes the lively London cocktail scene of the 1990s and has since spread in popularity across the globe, becoming a staple in bars from Sydney to San Francisco. Its appeal lies in its versatility and its unique ability to serve as both a stimulant and a relaxant, making it perfect for an evening out or a late-night cap.

Our recipe honors the classic elements of the Espresso Martini while incorporating a few modern twists that we believe enhance the flavors even further. Whether you’re a seasoned barista, a cocktail enthusiast, or simply looking for something new and exciting to try, this recipe promises to deliver a delightful mix of tradition and innovation.

Stay tuned as we walk you through the steps to crafting your own perfect Espresso Martini, ensuring you can bring a piece of cocktail history into your home. Cheers to a drink that’s as lively and enduring as the stories that accompany it!

Happy mixing!

Espresso Martini Cocktail Recipe

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Classic Espresso Martini. A delicious drink with a strong kick of alcohol and caffeine with a modern finish with a light sweetened milk foam
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Prep time 15 minutes
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Molecular
Servings 1 1


Espresso Martini Cocktail

  • 50 ml vodka
  • 35 ml coffee liqueur
  • 25 ml espresso

Sweetened Milk Foam


  • Pour all the cocktail ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well to chill the drink.
  • Strain the drink into a chilled martini glass.
  • Combine all the sweetened milk foam ingredients and blend well.
  • Now angle the head of a stick blender so that it is partially submerged in the liquid and blend to produce a light airy foam.
  • When ready to serve spoon this light foam off the topof the liquid, add to the top of the Martini and serve.
Keywords Coffee Liqueur, Espresso, Lecithin Powder, Sugar, Vodka, whole milk
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