Espresso Martini with JJ Royal Coffee

What do you do when your dirty martini just won’t cut it? Try an irresistible combination of vodka with espresso and coffee liqueur! This deliciously caffeinated drink is perfect to transition your evening from work to play. So read on to fuel your evening with a classic espresso martini.

There are a variety of recipes to try, but here’s one of the most popular recipes!


- Ice Cubes

- Shot of espresso 30-40 ml

- Vodka of your choice 40ml

- Kahlua 20ml

- 3 coffee beans to garnish

How to Mix

  1. Make a shot of espresso and let it cool.
  2. Fill a shaker with ice cubes and add all the ingredients.
  3. Shake vigorously to get a nice froth and strain into a cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with coffee beans.

And there you have it. An irresistible espresso martini for an eventful evening.


If you don’t have an espresso maker at home, you can brew with a stovetop mokka pot to yield a strong dose of coffee.

Freeze your glass before preparing the drink to help your drink stay cold and refreshing till the very last drop.

Once you’ve mastered the classic, explore other versions of the espresso martini such as the original 80s creation by Dick Bradsell. Known as the British bartending guru, Dick's recipe of combining coffee with vodka following a young lady's request for a drink that would wake her up and keep her going, has now evolved into a classic hit and not to mention, a go-to Australian cocktail drink. or watch his live demo on his YouTube channel




Another popular rendition of this drink can also be found at with some expert tips from Jeffrey Morgenthaler and his bartending experience.

Feeling inspired to make this cocktail recipe to jumpstart your late night outing? We’d love to see what you come up with! Snap a picture of your drink and tag us on social media @jjroyalcoffeesg on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #mynewbrew to let us see your talents!