Café Solo Espresso Martini

bold, punchy kick or a sweeter sip, our recipes are here to take your Espresso Martini game to the next level! 

In the early 1980s, in Soho's vibrant club scene, bartender Dick Bradsell had a revelation. The story goes that Bradsell created the drink after a young model sidled up to the bar and asked for something to “wake me up and f**k me up”. His solution was a combination of vodka, fresh espresso and coffee liqueur, shaken into a frothy blend of bittersweet delight.


Making our signature Espresso Martini is a breeze—just shake up equal parts of the ingredients and you're good to go! Brace yourself for a flavour explosion where the coffee takes centre stage.  But hey, if you prefer a sweeter version, we've got just the recipe to hit the spot.


Equal Parts Recipe

Sweeter Recipe

  • 40ml Premium Vodka
  • 30ml Premium Vodka
  • Coffee beans, for garnish
  • Coffee beans, for garnish


      1. Chill Glass: Grab a martini or coupe glass and stick it in the freezer for a few minutes to get it frosty.

      2. Shake with Ice: Fill a shaker with ice cubes and pour in the Café Solo Original, Vodka and your favourite espresso.

      3. Shake It Like You Mean It: Put the lid on the shaker and shake up a storm!

      4. Strain and Pour: Take that chilled glass out of the freezer and strain the mix into it. 

      5. Garnish: Add three coffee beans for a classic finish

      Café Solo Espresso Martini
      Café Solo Coffee Liqueur and Solo Coffee