Almond Espresso Martini

Almond Espresso Martini

Upgrade the classic Espresso Martini with the five-ingredient Almond Espresso Martini! Made with exciting flavors like vodka, espresso, Kahlua, simple syrup, and almond extract. Cheers!

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The Almond Espresso Martini

The Almond Espresso Martini is a twist on a classic cocktail that delivers the best of both worlds, a cocktail with caffeine. For this recipe, I used ingredients like vodka, espresso, Kahlua, and almond extract to create a bold, creamy, and deliciously fun drink! Serve this libation for a boozy brunch or pre-dinner drink, but please note there’s caffeine, so enjoy responsibly. Keep reading to see exactly how I upgraded this creamy, caffeinated cocktail!

Almond Espresso Martini

How to Elevate Your Espresso Martini

Espresso Martinis are one of my favorite cocktails to order for a special occasion. Their bold and distinctive flavors are so much fun to sip on. Plus, the burst of caffeine is an added bonus!

A traditional Espresso Martini includes vodka, simple syrup, espresso, and a coffee liqueur (typically Kahlua). I created the Almond Espresso Martini by adding almond extract to this concoction. The perfect happy hour drink created with quality ingredients for an easy upgrade that you’ll LOVE!

Almond Espresso Martini

Ingredients for the Almond Espresso Martini

To create the Almond Espresso Martini, you’ll only need 5 ingredients. See below for what I used. 

  • Vodka: For this recipe, I recommend using premium vodka like Grey Goose or Belvedere because they’re the smoothest, but if you want a more affordable option, then Ketel One is a great alternative. 
  • Espresso: Make sure to chill your espresso before adding it to your other ingredients. I used the Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Maker to make the espresso.
  • Kahlua: add this coffee liqueur which contains rum, sugar, and arabica coffee. It’s bold but lightly sweetened for a delicious addition to this cocktail. 
  • Simple syrup: for a touch of sweetness add simple syrup, alternatively, you can use agave syrup instead. 
  • Almond extract: Peruse this article to find the best almond extract to use. I used McCormick Imitation Almond Extract, you can purchase it online or at your local grocery store. 
  • Coffee Beans: add three coffee beans to the frothy top of this cocktail for a gorgeous finish. 

Now let’s make this delicious Almond Espresso Martini!

Almond Espresso Martini

How to Make the Almond Espresso Martini

For this recipe, there are only a couple of steps, and making the espresso will be the majority of your prep time. Curious about how to make espresso at home? Read this article

Add all the ingredients: vodka, espresso (chilled), Kahlua, simple syrup, and almond extract to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain the mixture into a coupe glass. If desired, gently place 3 espresso beans on the top of the drink. Cheers!

Almond Espresso Martini

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Almond Espresso Martini

This Almond Espresso Martini is made with vodka, espresso, Kahlua, simple syrup, and almond extract for a delicious caffeinated cocktail!
Prep Time3 minutes
Total Time8 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Espresso Martini
Yield: 1


  • Cocktail shaker
  • Coupe Glass


  • oz vodka
  • 1 shot espresso chilled
  • ½ oz Kahlua
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • Espresso beans, for garnish


  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  • Strain into a coupe glass.
  • If desired, gently place 3 espresso beans on the top of the drink.

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