Tips To Serve Espresso Martini Recipe Without Espresso The Best

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The Espresso Martini, a beloved classic, is known for its bold coffee flavor, smooth texture, and delightful froth. But what if you’re craving that signature kick and don’t have espresso on hand, or perhaps caffeine isn’t your thing? Fear not, coffee and cocktail enthusiasts! This recipe reimagines the Espresso Martini for everyone to enjoy, offering a delicious twist that still packs a punch.


Keto Espresso Martini Recipe  easy low calorie coffee cocktail
Keto Espresso Martini Recipe easy low calorie coffee cocktail

1 ounce Vodka

  • 1 ounce Coffee Liqueur (such as Kahlua, Tia Maria, or Baileys)
  • 1 ounce Cold Brew Coffee (or strong brewed coffee, chilled)
  • ½ ounce Simple Syrup (or to taste)
  • 3 Coffee Beans (for garnish)
  • Ice Cubes

  • Directions:

    1. Gather your ingredients and equipment. You’ll need a cocktail shaker, a strainer, a martini glass, and a bar spoon.
    2. Chill your martini glass. Fill the glass with ice cubes and let it sit for a few minutes. This will ensure your drink stays perfectly chilled.
    3. Combine all liquid ingredients in the shaker. Add the vodka, coffee liqueur, cold brew coffee, and simple syrup to the shaker.
    4. Pack the shaker with ice. Fill the shaker with ice cubes, leaving enough room for the liquid ingredients to move freely.
    5. Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds. A good, hard shake is key for creating that signature frothy top.
    6. Strain into your chilled martini glass. Discard the ice in the shaker and use a Hawthorne strainer to strain the cocktail into your prepared martini glass.
    7. Garnish and enjoy! Top your masterpiece with three coffee beans and savor your delicious creation.


    For a stronger coffee flavor, use a stronger cold brew or brewed coffee.

  • Don’t have simple syrup? You can make your own by combining equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan, heating it gently until the sugar dissolves, and then letting it cool completely.
  • For a creamier texture, add a splash of heavy cream or coffee creamer to the shaker before shaking.

  • Nutrition Facts (per serving)

    Calories: Approximately 180 (depending on the coffee liqueur used)

  • Fat: 0g (depending on the coffee liqueur used)
  • Carbohydrates: 15g (including sugars)
  • Protein: 0g

  • Please note: This is a general estimate and the actual nutritional content may vary depending on the brands of ingredients used.


    This twist on the classic Espresso Martini offers a delicious and versatile alternative for coffee and cocktail lovers alike. With its rich coffee flavor, smooth texture, and delightful froth, it’s the perfect pick-me-up for any occasion. So grab your shaker, gather your ingredients, and get ready to experience the caffeinated kick you crave, minus the espresso!


    1. Can I use decaf coffee? Absolutely! Decaf coffee will still provide the coffee flavor without the caffeine.
    2. What if I don’t have coffee liqueur? You can substitute with another flavored liqueur, such as chocolate or hazelnut, for a different flavor profile.
    3. Can I make this mocktail-friendly? Definitely! Simply omit the vodka and adjust the simple syrup to your taste preference.
    4. How long will this drink stay fresh? It’s best enjoyed immediately. Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours, but the ice will melt and dilute the flavor.