How to make a Creamy Espresso Martini

This creamy espresso martini is the perfect pick-me-up. Made with fresh espresso, vodka, and coffee liqueur, it's smooth, creamy, and oh-so-coffee-flavored. The perfect drink for any coffee lover.

How to make a Creamy Espresso Martini
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  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 1 ounce of vodka-1 ounce of coffee liqueur
  • 1 ounce of heavy cream


  • Pour the espresso, vodka, coffee liqueur and heavy cream into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes.
  • Shake well until the outside of the shaker is frosted.
  • Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  • Garnish with a coffee bean, if desired.

The perfect ratio for a creamy espresso martini

The key to making a creamy espresso martini is to find the perfect ratio of espresso to coffee liqueur to vodka. This can be a tricky balance to strike, but once you find the perfect combination, you'll be hooked on this delicious drink.

The first step is to make a strong cup of espresso. You'll want to use a dark roast coffee for this, as it will add a rich flavor to the drink. Once your espresso is ready, add in the coffee liqueur and vodka. We recommend using a ratio of 1 part espresso to 1 part coffee liqueur to 2 parts vodka. This will give you a nice balance of flavors and a creamy texture.

If you find that the drink is too strong, you can always add a little bit of milk or cream to mellow it out. And if you want a little extra sweetness, a simple syrup or chocolate sauce can do the trick.

Now that you know the perfect ratio for a creamy espresso martini, go out and enjoy this delicious drink!

How to make your espresso martini even creamier

Espresso martinis are delicious, but if you want to take them to the next level of deliciousness, you can make them even creamier. Here are a few ways to do that:

  • Use a higher quality coffee for your espresso. A rich, dark roast will add more depth of flavor to your martini.
  • Use a flavored coffee creamer in your espresso. This will add a touch of sweetness and creaminess to your drink.
  • Use a higher quality vodka in your martini. A smooth, creamy vodka will make a big difference in the overall taste of your drink.
  • Use half-and-half instead of milk in your espresso. This will make your drink richer and creamier.
  • Use whipped cream as a garnish. This will add a light, airy touch to your drink and make it even more decadent.

The best type of milk for a creamy espresso martini

There are many types of milk that can be used to make a creamy espresso martini, but the best type of milk for this drink is whole milk. Whole milk will give the drink a rich and creamy texture, while also providing a slight sweetness that can help to offset the bitterness of the espresso. If you do not have whole milk on hand, you can also use 2% milk or even skim milk, although the drink will not be quite as creamy with these types of milk.

How to froth milk for a creamy espresso martini

If you want to make a creamy espresso martini, you need to froth the milk. Frothing milk is easy and only takes a few steps.

First, heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat. You don’t want the milk to boil, so watch it closely.

Next, pour the milk into a frothing pitcher. A frothing pitcher has a spout that is designed to create foam.

Then, hold the pitcher close to the steaming wand of your espresso machine and turn it on. The steam will froth the milk and create foam.

Finally, pour the frothed milk into your espresso martini and enjoy!

How to garnish your creamy espresso martini

There are a few different ways that you can garnish your creamy espresso martini. You can either go with a classic garnish of coffee beans, or get creative with some chocolate shavings or even a sprinkle of cinnamon. Whichever way you choose to garnish your drink, make sure that you do it with style and panache!

Espresso Martini Glasses
Espresso Martini Glasses

Espresso Martini Glasses

These espresso martini glasses are the perfect way to enjoy your favorite cocktail. They are made of durable glass with a sleek design that will make any drink look great. The glasses are dishwasher safe and have a wide base that makes them stable on any surface.