Espresso Martini

I first encountered this exquisite pick-me-up at the DONT WALK Launch Party in October, and it has been my favourite ever since. The well-balanced combination of caffeine and alcohol provides the right buzz for a long night of partying. Unlike other caffeinated cocktails such as Vodka-Red Bull or Irish coffee, the espresso martini maintains particularly refined and delicious flavour, making it the perfect aperitif for a smart event. 

• 2 shots espresso
• 1 shot good quality vodka
• ½ shot Kahlua
• Ice


1. Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker
2. Shake well and strain into martini glasses
3. Garnish with coffee beans 


Images courtesy of David Gano, Fluffy Light Engineering, and Sam Meyer. Compiled by Jenni Dimmock.