How to make a Japanese Espresso Martini

Learn how to make an Espresso Martini with a Japanese twist. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy the taste of coffee during the festive season. In this blog post, we will teach you how to make an Espresso Martini using just a few simple ingredients. Now is the perfect time of year to relax and enjoy a delicious Espresso Martini!

What is in an Espresso Martini?

An Espresso Martini is an easy and delicious cocktail that combines the classic taste of coffee with the twist of a spirit. It's a great choice for those who enjoy cocktails that aren’t overly sweet.

Japanese-inspired Espresso Martini

This recipe has a Japanese twist to this cocktail classic, inspired by our friends at Japan Centre.

Ueshima Espresso Martini ingredients: 

  • 50ml of Nigori sake
  • 30ml of Amaretto
  • 20ml of Kahlúa
  • 2 tsp milk foam
  • Ueshima ground coffee

1. Brew yourself a fresh espresso with your ground coffee
2. Refrigerate your freshly brewed coffee for 15 mins
3. Pour 60ml of your cooled espresso into your cocktail shaker
4. Add 50ml of Nigori sake
5. Pour 30ml of Amaretto
6. Add 20ml of Kahlúa
7. Add ice and milk foam before shaking
8. Pour to perfection and enjoy! 


Ueshima Espresso Martini steps

Your Espresso Martini is ready to be served and enjoyed! Enjoy responsibly.

That’s all there is to it! With just a few simple ingredients, you can make an Espresso Martini that will awaken your taste buds. Whilst we're in the festive period, why don’t you show off your cocktails skills by making this Japanese inspired cocktail classic. By clicking Japanese drinks you can learn about other popular drinks from Japan.

For more tips to help you in your pursuit of coffee perfection, visit our coffee blog or for step-by-step advice on how to use different types of coffee equipment, check out our brewing guides.