Australians have taken the Espresso Martini to heart after it was invented in London in the 1980’s. The story goes that a now-famous model came in to the bar of Dick Bradsell, inventor of other modern classics such as The Bramble. Her request for a particular type of drink resulted in this fabulous cocktail that will both a make a hit and give you a hit. Stock yourself up with all your vital cocktail making equipment at Kitchen Warehouse, including a fantastic range of glasses for all drink occasions. Check out our Cocktail Equipment buying guide and glassware guide for more information.

Tip: Use fresh espresso coffee for the best espresso martini. Sugar syrup is optional.



  • 30ml Kahlua or other coffee liqueur
  • 30ml vodka
  • 30ml freshly brewed espresso
  • Ice
  • Coffee beans to garnish
  • Sugar syrup to taste


  1. Measure kahlua, vodka and espresso into the cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain Espresso Martini into a chilled martini glass. Top with a sprinkle of coffee beans and serve to get the party started.

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Cocktail Equipment Buying Guide
Glassware Guide
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