The Lanesborough’s Espresso Martini

20 Apr 2020 | Updated on: 19 Jan 2023 |By Luxury London

This sophisticated caffeine-charged cocktail is the ultimate after-dinner digestif, shaken with just three ingredients


(makes one)

Two shot glasses of espresso Two shot glasses of vodkaTwo drops of vanilla extract

Alternatively, you can use instant coffee. We recommend two teaspoons of instant coffee to one spoon of sugar


Shake well in a tin jar or cocktail shaker with ice

Strain and pour into your favourite cocktail glass (ideally a Martini glass)

Tip: to make this extra sweet or to adapt into a fun dessert, blend the coffee mix and vodka with two tablespoons of vanilla, chocolate or caramel ice cream – take your pick.