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Vanilla Espresso Martini for 2

  • Author: Liv B
  • Yield: 2 martinis 1x


A vegan espresso martini with homemade vanilla simple syrup.



Vanilla Simple Syrup:

  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract


  • 2 double shots of espresso
  • 2 shots vodka
  • 2 shots vanilla simple syrup
  • handful of ice
  • 6 coffee beans, for garnish (optional)


  1. In a small pot on medium heat, add the sugar, water and vanilla and bring to a gentle simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened. Remove from heat and let cool- it will thicken a bit more as it cools.
  2. Brew 2 double shots of espresso, or about 1/3 cup of very strong coffee.
  3. To a cocktail shaker or large mason jar, add the ice, coffee, vodka and syrup. I use a single shot glass (1 ounce) to measure the alcohol and syrup.
  4. Shake vigorously for about 1 minute until nice and cold. Strain into two martini glasses. Top with a few coffee beans, for garnish. Serve immediately.