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Espresso Martini Recipe

Espresso Martini Recipe made with a mixture of vodka, coffee, hazelnut, and chocolate liqueurs is the perfect cocktail for any celebration.
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktail, coffee, espresso, kahlua, martini
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 ounce espresso or strong brewed coffee
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce Coffee Liqueur - such as Kahlua * if using extract- only use 1/2 tsp
  • 1 ounce Hazelnut Liqueur - such as Frangelico * if using extract- only use 1/4 tsp
  • 1 ounce Chocolate Liqueur optional - such as Godiva * if using extract- only use 1/4 tsp
  • ½ ounce pasteurized egg white optional *see notes*


  • Fill a cocktail shaker (or glass jar) with ice.
  • Add the espresso, vodka, Kahlua, Frangelico, Godiva, and egg white, if using.
  • Shake until chilled and frothy-- about 30 seconds.
  • Strain out the ice and serve immediately.


*If you don’t have espresso, you can also use a store-bought coffee concentrate or leave it out entirely.
*If you don’t have Coffee Liqueur, you can substitute an additional ounce of espresso.
*If you don’t have Hazelnut Liqueur, Amaretto would also be delicious.
*If you would like a drink that is slightly sweeter, add the Godiva Chocolate Liqueur or Creme de Cacao or ½ ounce of simple syrup.
Using pasteurized egg white is critical in this recipe! Please do not use a standard egg white as they may contain bacteria that can cause foodborne illnesses. If you do not have pasteurized egg whites, or if you have a weakened immune system, leave the egg whites out. Without the egg white, the drink will still be delicious— just not as foamy.