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Hazelnut Espresso Martini

Whipping up a Hazelnut Espresso Martini is sure to always brings a buzz to the evening, blending rich coffee with the nutty whispers of hazelnut for a smooth finish. It’s a hit for its velvety texture and the way it balances the boldness of espresso with a hint of sweetness. Perfect after dinner or as a lively kickstart to your night out, this drink knows how to make an impression. For those looking to shake things up, this recipe is your go-to for an unforgettable mix.

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Hazelnut Espresso Martini recipe

Hazelnut Espresso Martini

Prep Time: 4 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Espresso, Hazelnut Liqueur, Vodka
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Discover how to make a Hazelnut Espresso Martini with our simple recipe. Perfect for evenings out or a classy night in.


  • 1 1/2 ounce espresso cooled and freshly brewed
  • 1 ounce hazelnut liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup adjust for desired sweetness
  • Whole coffee beans and a slice of lemon for garnish


  • Chill Your Glass:
  • Begin by placing your martini glass in the freezer to chill.
  • Mix the Cocktail:
  • In a shaker, combine the cooled espresso, hazelnut liqueur, vodka, and simple syrup. And fill the shaker with ice.
  • Shake It Up:
  • Secure the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. The goal is to chill the mixture thoroughly and add a nice frothy top when poured.
  • Strain:
  • Take your chilled martini glass out of the freezer.
  • Strain the cocktail mixture into the glass, ensuring a smooth pour without any ice.
  • Garnish and Serve:
  • Garnish with three whole coffee beans floating on top for the traditional espresso martini look.
  • Optionally, run a slice of lemon around the rim of the glass to add a subtle citrus aroma, enhancing the hazelnut and coffee flavors.
  • Enjoy your Hazelnut Espresso Martini!
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Hazelnut Espresso Martini
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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