Irish Espresso Martini

The Irish cousin to the Espresso Martini

  • Ice Cubes
  • 1 Part Kahlúa
  • 1 Part Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 1 Part Espresso Coffee (cold)
  • 3 Whole Coffee Bean
  • Parts
  • Ml
  • Oz
  1. 1. Fill your shaker with ice.
  2. 2. Add 1 part Kahlúa coffee liqueur, 1 part Jameson Irish Whiskey and 1 part espresso.
  3. 3. Shake together for 15 - 20 seconds, until it's nice and foamy.
  4. 4. Double strain into a cocktail glass (to get rid of the ice chips), not forgetting the velvety foam.
  5. 5. Add 3 coffee beans on top, for good luck.

Tip: The Irish word for cheers is ‘sláinte’ (pronounced slawnt-cha) and literally means to ‘health’ in the Irish language. Say it loud and proud, each time you cheers.

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How to make the perfect Irish Espresso Martini

How do I get the perfect froth / foam on my Irish Espresso Martini?

Easy – just shake the ingredients with lots of ice for at least 20 seconds. The more you shake, the more microfoam builds up, giving you that velvety froth when you pour it into your glass.

I don’t have a shaker.  What can I use?

You don’t need one! Use anything with a well-fitting lid, like a protein shaker, mason jar, etc. Just make sure the lid is screwed on tight, to stop it getting messy.


Straining removes the shards of ice after shaking. It also helps your cocktail look clearer. You don’t need a special cocktail strainer; a tea strainer works just as well. 

What type of ice should I use to shake the ingredients with? 

Any ice will do! Try making ice out of filtered water, for the best result. Or, better still, trying experimenting with ice cubes made from your favorite filtered coffee, for a stronger coffee flavor.

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