Espresso Martini is maybe one of the most renowned and most loved cocktails from the 90’s.
The story goes, the popular drink once was called “Espresso Vodka”, born at the Soho brasserie in London (1983) by Dick Bradsell for a client who asked for a drink to “wake her up, and fuck her up”.

The recipe originally included Vodka, sugar syrup and two types of coffee liqueur (Kalhua and Tia Maria) and a freshly made espresso. In the 90’s while people kept on drinking Vodka, every cocktail that was served in a V-shaped glass and was Vodka-based was considered a “Martini”.
Dick refined and perfected his Espresso Vodka to eventually give it the name we know it as today: “Espresso Martini”

Espresso Martini: come farlo a casa con la tua home machine

Relax and indulge in an Espresso Martini prepared with your Linea Mini or your Gs3


  • 5 cl vodka
  • 1 espresso
  • 1 cl Kalhua
  • 0,5 cl sugar syrup
  • Coffee beans


Mix the ingredients in a shaker, add ice and shake vigorously for 8 seconds. Pour into a coupette or Martini glass and garnish with 3 coffee beans. To make sugar syrup, take one part of water and dissolve one part of sugar.


To make this classic more intersting, you may also do a cacao rim or if you are a fan of warm flavours, try cacao&pimento rim.


Enjoy Espresso Martini