How to make an Espresso Martini with Coffee Pods

Espresso Martini Recipe

There are a myriad of espresso martini recipes from the original espresso martini classic. All things being equal the team at Farrer’s decided that we wanted to give the home cocktail enthusiast an opportunity to create a simple, yet stunning version of an espresso martini made with a Nespresso® machine. We’ve crafted an espresso martini recipe with Farrer’s Nespresso® compatible* coffee capsules.

Simply pick the Farrer’s coffee you want to brew and follow the simple instructions below. Shake to your hearts content but definitely don’t stir and you will be able to serve up the perfect Espresso Martini like a true pro in the comfort of your own home.


How to make an Espresso Martini with Coffee Pods

What you’ll need:

  • Nespresso® machine
  • Farrer’s Nespresso® Compatible* Coffee Pods
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Strainer
  • Ice cubes
  • Martini Glass
  • Coffee cup



50ml Vodka

30ml Kahlua Coffee Liquor

40ml Espresso

3 Whole coffee beans



Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the coffee beans.


Step by Step Espresso Martini recipe

Step 1: It’s all in the preparation.

You’ve heard the saying the early bird gets the worm, well it’s the same with this baby, extract your coffee beforehand and let it chill man! That’ll help to minimize the dilution, make your drink colder and really wow your taste buds!

Espresso martini recipe with nespresso
Pour your 40ml espresso shot and leave to chill.



Step 2: Shake it baby!

Add the vodka, coffee liquor and espresso along with some ice cubes to your cocktail shaker. Remember you need to bring this drink to life so shake for all your worth. It’ll mix the drink properly and give you a great frothy foam too.


Step 3: Take the strain…

When straining pour the drink quickly through from the shaker straight into a chilled Martini glass. It all helps with creating a beautiful foam on top of Martini.


Step 4: To finish…

For added effect, garnish with a few whole coffee beans into the glass to really wow your guests!

how to make an espresso martini with coffee pods
Add some coffee beans for that extra special touch.


Enjoy 🙂

Farrer’s Nespresso® Compatible* Coffee Pods

Discover our range of coffee pods…


Delicious arabica coffee from the famous Huila region in Colombia, wonderfully bright and fruity, with notes of toffee apple and blackcurrant… a fruity burst on your palate.


An intense and complex blend of coffees, with hints of roasted nut, dark cocoa and sweet cedar wood… this will add oodles of flavour in your cocktail.


Love the flavour not the caffeine? Enjoy peanut and chocolate notes with a medium body and low acidity. This decaff won’t keep you up at night.


Where was espresso martini invented?

Espresso Martini is a cocktail with a story… a bit of a legend you might say… invented by bartender Dick Bradsell, whilst working at Fred’s Club, in London.

Fred’s was where is was at in the 80’s and Dick was at the heart of it all crafting more classic cocktails than any other bartender alive… a fitting legacy to this master of his art. One such fitting epitaph is the Espresso Martini…

The magic apparently happened when a top British super model asked Dick to create something for her that would “Wake me up, and then f@$* me up.” The rest is history…




*Nespresso® is a registered trademark of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. Farrer’s is not affiliated with Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. or its affiliates.