How to make my favourite cocktail: the espresso martini

How to make my favourite cocktail: the espresso martini

Still looking for the perfect cocktail to spruce up your upcoming holiday parties & dinners? Look no further, because I’ve got just the thing for you! In collaboration with Ketel One vodka I’m gonna show you how to make espresso martinis. I discovered this cocktail a few years ago at a wedding party and fell in love instantly. As you may know I’m a huge coffee fanatic, so mixing coffee into a cocktail is a genius idea if you ask me. You can’t order this cocktail at every bar, which makes it extra special to make it yourself! And if you’re not a huuuge fan of coffee: one of the ingredients of this cocktail it sugar syrup, so you can just add some extra sugar to make it into a sweet cocktail. There are no rights or wrongs in this recipe, the trick is to find a way to make the cocktail that you’ll love. Ketel One is perfect to use in cocktails because of their distillation technique. It’s distilled in a copper ketel, to give the vodka the smoothest possible finish, while other vodkas can taste a little more rough.

Here’s how to make your Ketel One Espresso Martini:


50ml Ketel One Vodka
40ml Espresso koffie
15ml Coffee liqueur
10ml Sugar syrup


Coffee beans (garnish)
Measuring cup

Add all ingredients in your shaker. Fill your shaker with ice. Shake hard! This is the part where it got tricky for me, the harder you shake the prettier your cocktail becomes, as it will get some foam on top. I’m not really good at shaking hard, so you have to imagine the foam here 😉 Once the shaker starts to feel cold in your hands, your cocktail is finished and you can use a strainer to poor it in your cup.

If you love decorating as much as me, you can now add some marshmallows or candy canes on top of the cocktail, to make it look extra festive!
I hope this cocktail will become one of your favourites as well. Make sure to share your result on social media using #theketeloneway, so me and the lovely people at Ketel One vodka can see it.

Hope you enjoyed this recipe and wishing you happy holidays!