Mix Up The Perfect Martini with Chris 🍸

Hey! Thanks for stopping by! I’m Chris and I am the eCommerce Manager at John Greed Jewellery! If you are looking to create the perfect cocktail, you have come to the right place as I am a bit of a pro when it comes to making alcoholic drinks…

Are you wanting to impress your family/partner this Christmas with their favourite cocktail? Or do you simply just want to see what kind of cocktail making skills you have? In this blog post, I am going teach you how to make the classic Espresso Martini so you can impress at Christmas time when the alcohol comes out!


  • 80g Golden Caster Sugar (for the sugar syrup)
  • Ice
  • 100ml of Vodka (or more if you like Vodka!)
  • 60ml of espresso coffee
  • 60ml coffee liqueur
  • Coffee beans (optional)

How to make an Espresso Martini

To start the famous Espresso Martini, you’re going to need to start by making the sugar syrup that goes into the martini itself! For this you will need to put some caster sugar in a small saucepan with some water and bring to the boil whilst stirring.

Next, turn off the heart and let the mixture go cold (you will add this to the cocktail shaker later on!) Make sure you have 2 Martini glasses and place these in the fridge.

Once the syrup has gone cold, pour 1 table spoon into the cocktail shaker with ice, vodka, espresso and the coffee liqueur. After this, shake until the outside of the shaker feels cold (this part is called throffing, you want to shake until you get a nice throff within your shaker. You will know if you have done this right as you will get a nice throff on top when you come to pouring the cocktail).

Lastly, pour the mixture into the 2 martini glasses and add coffee beans (the coffee beans are optional) Then enjoy your Espresso Martini with a friend or partner. If you want your espresso martini with a twist either add Gingerbread to it or add a splash of baileys in for that extra kick!

And there we go, the perfect recipe for the perfect Espresso Martini! This cocktail is bound to go down well with your loved ones (if you make it right😉). Follow these steps and you can’t go wrong! We want to know how your Espresso Martini’s turned out! Let us know in the comments below…

Love Josh & Team JG x