Espresso Martinis

Prep time: 3 minutes

Cook time:

Serves: 2 Cocktails

The perfect cocktail coming into the silly season, when you feel like you’ve eaten too much a need a pep in your step! We used instant coffee from Nick’s roastery @blackboardcoffee. Head to to get some and use RECIPEARCE for 10% off.

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  • Prep time: 3 minutes
  • Total time: 5 minutes
  • Serves: 2 Cocktails


  • 2 tsp Blackboard instant coffee, (2 espresso shots)
  • 60 mL Vodka
  • 60 mL Kalua
  • Couple drops Vanilla bean extract
  • Ice
  • Whole coffee beans to garnish


  • 1)

    Into one side of cocktail mixer add:
    – 2 teaspoons of instant coffee with a dash of hot water to dissolve it (alternatively use 2 espresso shots)
    – Couple of drops of vanilla extract

  • 2)

    Into the other side add ice.

  • 3)

    Pour liquid over ice and shake!!

  • 4)

    Pour liquid into glasses.

  • 5)

    Top with a couple of beans of coffee.

  • 6)


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