Recipe: Espresso Martini by Dre Masso

15 September 2016


One of his favourite cocktails, mixologist Dre Masso explains that espresso martini was “created by Dick Bradsell in the 1980’s in London’s Soho, England. Inspired by seeing young Italians drinking coffee over ice, with a shot of vodka on the side.”

In his latest book, ‘Classic Cocktails at Home’, Dre gives us the recipe to this double pick-me-up in just five easy steps.

Read: Meet Dre Masso, PTT Family’s director of mixology 

What you’ll need

1 ½ Shots of Vodka

½ Shot of Coffee Liqueur

2 Shots of Strong Coffee (equivalent to a Double Espresso)

1 Teaspoon of Sugar Syrup

Glass: Teacup or Martini

Garnish: 3 x Coffee Beans


1. Start by making yourself a strong coffee.

2. Chill your teacup by filling it with ice and set to one side.

3. Add the vodka, coffee liqueur, coffee and sugar to your shaker, fill with ice and seal. Shake vigorously.

4. Empty the ice from your now chilled teacup and double strain the contents of the shaker into the teacup.

5. Garnish with 3 coffee beans on top. In the middle of the drink, position the opening of the beans facing upwards.

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