Golden Cappuccino Martini

Golden Cappuccino Martini

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
259 Calories
11g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 259
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 68mg 1%
*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.)

Enjoy the taste of coffee in a delicious dessert cocktail with the golden cappuccino martini. The recipe is luscious and flavorful, featuring the Double Espresso Vodka from Van Gogh, and it's easy to mix up.

The flavored vodka is a nice background for cream and the herbal blend of Galliano. The golden liqueur is dominated by anise and vanilla, though it includes over 30 herbs and spices, each of which adds to the multi-dimensional taste of this cocktail.

As with any creamy cocktail, you will want to spend a little extra time shaking this one. A few extra seconds—until your shaker gets nice and frosty—will ensure that the lighter ingredients mix thoroughly with the heavier cream.


  • 1 ounce espresso vodka

  • 1/2 ounce Galliano L'Autentico Liqueur

  • 1 ounce cream

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker, pour the vodka, Galliano, and cream.

  3. Fill with crushed ice. Let stand for five seconds.

  4. Shake vigorously.

  5. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

  6. Serve and enjoy.


  • Like the coffee sambuca, a fun garnish for this cocktail is three whole coffee beans. They will float on top of the drink and, in the Italian tradition, represent health, happiness, and prosperity.
  • You have quite a few options when it comes to ​choosing the cream. A standard cream will create a rich drink, though you could pour milk and even opt for skim milk for a nice, light drink.
  • Half and half will give you some of the richness of cream with a softer, milk-like mouthfeel. It's always a good middle-of-the-road choice for cream cocktails.
  • If you prefer, this martini can be made with dairy alternatives. Almond milk would be one of the best complements to the martini's flavors. Cashew and soy are nice options, too.

Espresso Vodka

This martini recipe was one of the first created by Van Gogh Vodka to promote their espresso vodkas' release in 2008. It quickly became a hit and is one of the best ways to enjoy the rich coffee flavors. The brand also offers Espresso Vodka if you want something that's a little less intense.

A number of other vodka brands, including Three Olives, Sobieski, and Smirnoff, produce espresso vodkas as well. You can even find intriguing flavor blends like Crater Lake's Hazelnut Espresso Vodka. Any of these would make an excellent golden cappuccino martini.

DIY Coffee Vodka

For drinkers who enjoy a DIY project, it's incredibly easy to make your own coffee-flavored vodka. Whole or coarsely ground coffee beans infuse into vodka just as easily as they do in the water when making cold brew coffee.

Similar to this coffee bourbon recipe, the infusion should take just a day or so to reach the ideal flavor. It's one of the quicker liquor infusions you can make at home. The best part is that you can customize it with your favorite vodka and coffee bean roast.

How Strong Is a Golden Cappuccino Martini?

Like most flavored vodkas, Van Gogh's are bottled at 70 proof, so this martini starts out a little lighter than most. With all that cream, its alcohol content is a gentle 16 percent ABV (32 proof). That's just a little stronger than a glass of wine and one of the lightest vodka martinis you'll find.

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