Ginspresso Martini

Colleen Graham's Ginspresso Martini
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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
442 Calories
1g Fat
58g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 442
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 896mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 113mg 9%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 1013mg 22%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The ginspresso martini is a wonderful gin martini recipe that adds the flavor of coffee to the cocktail through espresso vodka. It's a fun twist on the average espresso martini, offering a depth of flavor while staying true to the classic gin-vermouth cocktail.

This recipe is the perfect showcase for vodkas like Van Gogh Double Espresso and Three Olives Triple Shot Espresso. You will find a few other vodka brands offering the espresso flavor and they're very interesting to explore.

The majority of these vodkas are thicker than the average flavored vodka and feature a rich coffee taste. It's a fantastic base for the botanicals of vermouth and gin and the orange bitters sets it off nicely, offering a subtle fruit accent for dimension. Try this one as an after dinner drink. It's a fabulous alternative to sweet dessert drinks and a great way to finish up a meal.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.

  3. Shake well.

  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  5. Garnish with a burnt orange peel or a few coffee beans. Serve and enjoy.


  • The juniper-led botanicals of a London dry gin are a great pairing for the ginspresso martini. Some of the softer gins can't stand up against an espresso vodka (particularly the darker offerings) and will get lost.
  • For a real boost, try a Navy strength gin or similarly high-proof option because they tend to have an even stronger flavor profile.
  • If you don't make a lot of martinis, check the freshness of your vermouth. The fortified wine does not have the long shelf life of other bottles in the bar. It will go bad after a few months of being open and is best when stored in the refrigerator.

Recipe Variation

No espresso vodka? You can imitate the flavor by pouring equal parts chilled espresso and unflavored vodka (1 ounce of each). Cold brew coffee is a great alternative to espresso if you don't have a machine at home because it offers a full, rich flavor of coffee beans.

How Strong Is a Ginspresso Martini?

Quite often, flavored vodkas are bottled at 70 proof rather than 80 proof and that's the case for most espresso vodkas. Pairing that with an 80-proof gin will create a pretty strong drink and the ginspresso martini does weigh in at a hefty 29 percent ABV (58 proof). It's in line with liquor-only martinis and as delightful as they are, it can be tempting to drink one too many.