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Espresso Martini

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Espresso Martini

The art of waking up and getting tipsy, simultaneously.

Australians have a knack when it comes to mixing otherwise innocent beverages with booze, and they have some of the best coffee in the world. It’s therefore no surprise that they make killer Espresso Martinis, a boozy coffee or a sobering cocktail depending on your perspective.

The choice of coffee liqueur plays an important part in this recipe, and again, Australians rule in the coffee liqueur department. I highly recommend Mr. Black from Sydney, a cold brew coffee liqueur that makes excellent espresso martinis. Unico Caffé from Applewood Distillery in Adelaide is another great example, and a bit sweeter. Of course, you can always use Kahlúa in an emergency, but remember that I will secretly judge you.


  • 1oz. Vodka
  • 1oz. Coffee Liqueor
  • 1oz. Espresso


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice.
  2. Shake vigorously until ice cold.
  3. Pour into a Nick and Nora glass and garnish with a coffee bean or two.

Tips & Tricks

  • Switch your coffee on a Sunday brunch with this Espresso martini, for an arguably much more enjoyable brunch.
  • Add a splash of sugar syrup before shaking if you like your cocktails sweet.
  • Plot twist: Try the St. George Green Chile Vodka in this recipe.