There is quite a gap every day between coffee hour and cocktail time – that’s the space where this recipe shines, although there is a strong argument to make for its place at brunch or as an after-dinner treat. Come to think of it, any time when you want a little kick of caffeine and the gorgeous flavor of Irish cream, this cocktail is perfect.

espresso martini recipe

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Things You’ll Need

  • 2 ounces espresso, chilled

  • 2 ounces coffee or vanilla vodka

  • 2 ounces Irish cream liquor

  • Ice

Ingredients for espresso martini

Step 1: Espresso

Add the espresso to a cocktail shaker that is half filled with ice.


If you don’t have an espresso maker, grab a few shots of espresso the next time you’re at a coffee shop and freeze it in ice cube trays to keep for later use. They will last for months in a freezer-safe container.

Adding espresso

Step 2: Vodka

Add the vodka.

Adding vodka

Step 3: Irish Cream

Add the Irish cream.

Adding Irish cream

Step 4: Shake

Shake until chilled.

Shake the cocktail

Step 5: Strain

Strain into a martini or coupe glass.

Strain the cocktail

Step 6: Serve

Serve the espresso martini. Enjoy!

Serve the cocktail


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