If you like your espresso martinis on the lighter side, this recipe is for you!

Espresso Martini

Prep time: 15 minutes
Serves: 1


  • 2 tsp. instant coffee powder
  • 2 tsp. hot water
  • ½ c. ice
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. Bailey’s
  • 1 oz. Kahlua
  • Coffee beans for garnish

*Use ¼ t. crushed red pepper flakes for less spicy results


  1. Mix the coffee powder and hot water together, then set to the side to cool.
  2. Add the ice, cooled coffee, vodka, Bailey’s and Kahlua to a cocktail shaker.
  3. Shake very hard for about 3-5 minutes to create a froth to the martini.
  4. Quickly strain it into a martini glass.
  5. Top with coffee beans and enjoy!

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