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Vodka Espresso Martini

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  • Author: Katherine | Love In My Oven
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x


Made with only 3 ingredients, this vodka espresso martini is a simple and elegant cocktail you can serve to guests or enjoy at home! Don’t forget the espresso beans for garnish!


  • 1.5 oz hot, freshly prepared espresso*
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Kahlua**


  1. Prepare the espresso. Use whatever your preferred method of making espresso is, but be sure it is a good quality espresso with crema on top. I use my Nespresso for this, but you can use whatever espresso machine you have. 
  2. In a cocktail shaker with 5-6 ice cubes, add the hot espresso, the Kahlua and the vodka. Close the lid and shake until you no longer hear the ice or until the outside of the shaker looks frosty and chilled.
  3. Remove the lid of the cocktail shaker and pour the drink into a martini glass. Scrape all of the extra foam from the cocktail shaker on to the top of the glass. Top with a few espresso beans and serve!


*See the blog post above on notes for using hot espresso vs chilled

**If you can’t find Kahlua brand, use any other coffee flavoured liqueur

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: cocktails
  • Method: shaken
  • Cuisine: american
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