Recipes for the Top Cocktail of the Year

The espresso martini cocktail had—and is continuing to have—a big moment in the 2021 cocktail scene. To celebrate one of the year’s biggest cocktails, we’ve compiled a list of espresso martini recipes—some traditional and some that add a unique twist to the popular drink.

Baileys Espresso Martini

Ingredients: baileys espresso martini
20ml Baileys
20ml vodka
40ml (or double shot) espresso
10ml coffee liqueur
Coffee beans for garnish

Start by pouring your espresso shot into a cocktail shaker over ice. Then, add your Baileys, vodka, and coffee liquer. If you’re feeling festive, add one of Baileys Christmas flavours for an extra punch, such as the Chocolat luxe or Orange Truffle! Give your cocktail a good shake in the shaker. Finally, strain the drink into your glass and garnish with coffee beans.

Recipe by The Bottle Club. Photo courtesy of @chefstableware.

Carajillo Silencio

Ingredients:espresso martini recipe
1 shot (2 oz) of Espresso
1 oz of Licor 43
1 oz Mezcal Espadín El Silencio
1/2 oz Cacao Liquor

Shake all and pour into a chilled glass. Garnish with coffee beans.

Recipe by Mezcal El Silencio.


Coconut Espresso Martini

espresso martini recipeIngredients:
1 oz Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liquor
1 oz Coconut Cartel Añejo Rum
1 oz Cold Brew Concentrate
Pinch of Salt

Combine ingredients in a shaker. Shake and strain into chilled coupe, garnish with fresh nutmeg.

Recipe courtesy of Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liquor and Coconut Cartel.


Santa Teresa Espresso Martini

Ingredients:espresso martini
1.5 oz Santa Teresa 1796
0.5 oz Mr black coffee liqueur
0.5 oz simple syrup
1 espresso shot
Pinch salt

Add all ingredients in shaker tin, add ice, shake vigorously then strain into coupe glass and garnish with grated coffee bean and biscotti cookie on the side.

Recipe courtesy of Santa Teresa 1796.