The Story Behind The Ketel One Espresso Martini

The Espresso Martini’s rise to fame as a modern classic has made it the go-to caffeinated cocktail for vodka enthusiasts around the world. In this recipe, Ketel One Vodka’s clean aromatics and silky mouthfeel meld perfectly with espresso, simple syrup, and coffee liqueur to create a balanced after-dinner tipple. Serve the frothy concoction in a chilled coupe and top off with three coffee beans for good luck.

This recipe is sponsored by Ketel One Vodka.


  • 1 1/4 ounces Ketel One Vodka
  • 1 ounce espresso coffee (hot)
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/4 ounce coffee liqueur, preferably Mr. Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
  • Coffee beans


  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass.
  2. Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  3. Garnish with three coffee beans on top.

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Updated: 2023-08-21

Ketel One Vodka’s clean aromatics and silky mouthfeel melds perfectly with espresso to create an after-dinner tipple.