Some of you may know that I am not the biggest coffee drinker, but when it comes to an Espresso Martini, I’m all in. I didn’t realize quite how easy it was to make until we began making them! They are perfect for the holidays, and they are a fabulous after dinner cocktail. It feels so fancy, especially when served in beautiful coupe glasses.

How to Make an Espresso Martini

An espresso martini of course starts with espresso. We pulled our own, but you can use store-bought or instant espresso to keep it simple. Once you have the espresso, you combine your espresso, coffee liqueur, and vodka into a shaker or mason jar. Make sure to do this before adding ice, because you don’t want it to melt from the espresso.

drink in a shaker

Once you have all the ingredients in your shaker, top with ice. You will need a good bit of ice to make sure it gets nice and cold. Put the lid on your shaker, and shake vigorously. The harder you shake the better the foam will be on top!

How to Serve Your Espresso Martini

Next, you are just about ready to serve. Strain the drink into your glassware. I think good glassware is paramount for a lovely cocktail. It can make such a difference, and I love going all out. This Espresso Martini is perfect for Made In Coupe Glasses.

coupe glasses for espresso martinis

So many couple glasses can be too delicate or hard to drink out of. Made In has created this perfect tapered lip that makes them easy to sip from, and the stems are reinforced so that you don’t have to constantly worry about breaking them. Not to mention they are truly stunning. From champagne to an espresso martini, they are a fabulous piece of glassware to have on hand.

cheers espresso martini

The final step for your espresso martini is garnishing. I love to garnish with three coffee beans in a triangle to represent health, love, and happiness. If you make this espresso martini, be sure to review it below and tell me how you liked it! If you’re looking for more inspiration, sign up for our Friday Favorites newsletter, and follow along on Pinterest and Instagram to join in all the fun!

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espresso martinis

Espresso Martini

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  • Author: Teri Turner
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 drinks
  • Category: Drinks


This espresso martini is a simple and elegant cocktail that’s perfect for an after dinner treat or a holiday drink for a party!


2 Made In Coupe Glasses

2 oz of espresso, homemade, store bought or instant

2 oz coffee liqueur, we used Kahlua

3 oz Vodka, we used Tito’s


6 Coffee Beans to garnish


In a shaker or a mason jar, combine the espresso, coffee liquor, vodka and plenty of ice to fill up the shaker or jar. Put the lid or top the shaker and shake to combine. The longer and faster your shake the more foam it forms when serving.


Using a strainer, pour into the Made In Coupe glass and garnish with 3 coffee beans to represent Love, Life and Health.