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Espresso Martini

About the Recipe

The Espresso Martini's origin can be traced back to the 1980s in London, when legendary bartender Dick Bradsell crafted this invigorating concoction for a supermodel who sought a mix of a pick-me-up and a nightcap. The fusion of freshly brewed espresso, premium vodka, and coffee liqueur gave birth to the Espresso Martini, an iconic libation that has since become a favourite among coffee enthusiasts and cocktail connoisseurs worldwide.

At Outpost, we proudly present the Espresso Martini, a sophisticated and invigorating cocktail that brings together the rich essence of coffee with the allure of premium spirits. A testament to the art of mixology, this classic libation is the perfect blend of indulgence and sophistication. Join us as we unveil the secrets to crafting the perfect Espresso Martini that will leave you buzzing with delight.


- 35 ml premium vodka

- 25 ml freshly brewed espresso coffee

- 15 ml coffee liqueur (Kahlúa)

- 10ml simple syrup (adjust to taste)

- Coffee beans (for garnish)

- Ice cubes


  • Start by chilling a martini glass in the freezer. An ice-cold glass ensures that your Espresso Martini stays perfectly chilled until the last sip.

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes to create a refreshing chill for the cocktail.

  • Pour 35 ml of premium vodka into the shaker, providing a smooth and neutral base for the Espresso Martini.

  • Add 25 ml of freshly brewed espresso coffee to the mix, infusing the cocktail with the bold and aromatic essence of coffee.

  • Follow with 15 ml of coffee liqueur, such as the velvety Kahlúa, adding a layer of complexity and sweetness.

  • To balance the flavours, add 10 ml of simple syrup, adjusting the sweetness to your preference.

  • Vigorously shake the ingredients in the cocktail shaker to create a frothy and delightful texture.

  • Strain the Espresso Martini into the chilled martini glass, showcasing its rich and velvety allure.

  • For a finishing touch, garnish the cocktail with three coffee beans, offering an elegant visual appeal.

The Espresso Martini is an experience that awakens the senses and ignites the spirit. At Outpost, we take pride in crafting classic concoctions with a modern twist. Our skilled mixologists can also personalise your Espresso Martini with flavoured syrups or unique coffee blends to cater to your preferences.

Join us in savouring the Espresso Martini, a sophisticated fusion of coffee and spirits that tantalises both coffee enthusiasts and cocktail connoisseurs alike. Raise your glass to the delightful buzz of this elegant concoction and celebrate the magic of the Espresso Martini! Cheers to creating unforgettable moments in the company of this exceptional libation.

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