Lavazza's Espresso Martini

This cocktail classic is made with a coffee liqueur but here it is reinvented by the Lavazza Training Centre using a traditional Piedmontese liqueur: Frangelico. It adds a luxurious depth and allows the distinctly aromatic espresso to really shine.

Rumour has it that the Espresso Martini was invented in London in the mid-eighties when a model asked a bartender for something to wake her up. We can’t confirm that, but can vouch for this cocktail’s restorative properties.

You can find more reinvigorated coffee classics and new favourites on Lavazza’s website.


Serves 6

  • A double shot of espresso
  • 30ml vodka
  • 30ml Frangelico
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 5g sugar
  • 1 small hazelnut chocolate  


1. Make an espresso and add sugar.

2. Place the ice, sweetened coffee, vodka and Frangelico in a cocktail shaker.

3. Shake well and strain the contents into a chilled martini glass.

To Serve:
Cut the chocolate in half, then make an incision so that it can rest on the edge of the glass. You could also add some decorative coffee beans to the top of the drink.