This Creamy Espresso Martini is perfect for coffee lovers. It's not only the perfect after-dinner drink, but it's the perfect way to add rich flavor to a simple cocktail recipe. You'll love this Mr. Black Espresso Martini recipe.
Forget about a plain old coffee cocktail, and give this one a try. It's a unique way to combine a delicious drink that has a smooth texture and the balance of espresso coffee. You can make this for a special occasion or enjoy this classic cocktail anytime that you want. There are a lot of espresso martini variations out there, but I've found that this is the best way for my tastebuds.
The creamy flavor is perfect for sipping, and it's a fun way to make an elegant cocktail. You just need a few simple ingredients to make this cocktail with a rich coffee flavor - and you're going to love it. Put up your feet and enjoy sipping a Mr. Black Espresso Martini after a big meal. It's great for ending the day!
If you're a cocktail fan, be sure to check out my Caramel Vodka Apple Cider Cocktail as well. Both of these options are perfect for making and sharing.
Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur - We enjoy this brand and have had great results with it but another brand of coffee liqueur should be fine.
Espresso - We have a Nespresso espresso machine so making an espresso is easy. You can also use a stovetop espresso maker or just brew some really strong coffee.
Vodka - You can use your own personal preference brand or pick an infused vodka as well.
Heavy cream - Heavy whipping cream adds a creamy texture and fun look. To lighten this us sub in half and half or light cream.
Ice Cubes - To chill the drink.
How to make a Creamy Espresso Martini
Scroll to the recipe card for the full recipe and measurements. To make this creamy espresso martini recipe, there are just a few steps! (and you don't even need a cocktail shaker)
Step One: Start by adding ice cubes to the martini glasses, and then pour in the cold brew coffee.
You could use a chilled martini glass as well.
Step Two: Add the coffee to the cocktail glass, followed by a shot of the vodka.
Step Three: Stir and then pour in the heavy cream. Garnish with coffee beans, if desired. Enjoy your Mr. Black espresso martini!
Change the alcohol adding - While I'm a fan of adding Grey Goose vodka, you can add anything that you like. There is always Kahlua coffee liqueur that you can add to make Bailey's espresso martini, or you can even add some Irish whiskey.
Add cocoa powder - For a richer flavor, you can add some cocoa powder and then stir it in. Adding a bit of sugar syrup can also be a great way to get some other sweet flavors.
Add toppings - Don't forget to add some toppings to the top of your cocktail! You can add a foamy top of whipped cream or even drizzle some fudge sauce or caramel sauce on top to make it more of a dessert cocktail. Adding a few espresso beans on top looks great, too.
Cold brew coffee - If you don't have an espresso machine you can use strong coffee instead. Either way, this is delicious and always gives great results.
Creamy liqueur - You can skip the heavy whipping cream and double up on the alcohol if you want. Just swirl in some Bailey's Irish Cream, Kahlua, or another creamy cordial you enjoy.
Can I make and use my own coffee mixture?
You can! If you grind your own coffee beans and want to make your own coffee from an espresso machine, go for it. You could also use Instant coffee to save time.
The great thing about this classic espresso martini is that it's versatile in how it can be made. This perfect drink can be made with a purchased cold brew concentrate or use what you have at home.
You can even make a decaf espresso martini if you want that same creamy texture without any of the added caffeine. This would be a great option for a delicious espresso martini with less caffeine for those late-night cocktails.
Do I need to use a cocktail shaker?
Nope, not at all. You aren't supposed to shake martinis at all. We just learned that recently. They are traditionally stirred and not shaken.
You can add everything right to the glass and stir - it's as simple as that. That's the beauty of making this simple fresh espresso drink.
How do I make a creamy top?
The cream will naturally rise to the top of the Mr. Black espresso martini. But if you want a thick frothy topping the easiest way is to use a milk frother and froth the heavy cream that you're going to use. Just add it to a separate glass and froth. The spinning of the frother and the air will make a light and fluffy top that you can add to the top of the creamy espresso martini.
Some of the toppings are going to fall into the rest of the cocktail, and that is also what makes this drink unique and delicious!
Creamy Espresso Martini
- 2 oz Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz espresso
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- Combine coffee liqueur, vodka, and espresso in a cocktail pitcher and stir with ice cubes.
- Strain into a martini glass. Top with cream.
- Garnish with coffee beans.