Espresso Tonic

Three Alternative Espresso Martini Cocktails To Raise A Glass To

It’s UK Coffee Week and there’s no better way to celebrate the occasion than with some delicious caffeinated cocktails.

The experts at The Bottle Club have compiled three drinks recipes that offer an alternative take on the traditional espresso martini.

Using ingredients such as seasonal cinnamon to old fashioned bourbon whiskey, these yummy cocktails will make you never want to drink a normal espresso martini ever again. Take a look below!

  • Cinnamon Espresso Martini

An autumnal take on the traditional Espresso Martini, a Cinnamon Espresso Martini is just the thing you need to get you through those rainy days and cold nights.


  • 60ml Monin Cinnamon Syrup
  • 60ml vodka
  • 60ml espresso
  • 1-2 tbsp cinnamon sugar
  • Cinnamon sticks and coffee beans for garnish

How to make

Start by pouring roughly 30ml of the cinnamon syrup on a small plate and covering it with your cinnamon sugar. Then, gently run the rim of the martini glass over the mixture – your cocktail glass is now decorated and Instagram ready!

Once the all-important presentation is out of the way, it’s now time to make your drink! In a cocktail shaker, combine your vodka, espresso and 30ml of syrup and give the contents a good old shake. Finally, strain the drink into your glass and garnish with your coffee beans and cinnamon sticks.

  • Espresso Tonic

Forget a gin and tonic, ever heard of an espresso tonic? Made from two simple ingredients, this booze-free drink will ensure that you won’t miss out on that espresso martini kick, even if you are the designated driver.


How to make

Begin by brewing your espresso in a shot glass or small jug and letting it stand. While this is happening, fill your chilled glass with big cubes of ice. Then, it’s time to pour the tonic water. Top tip: let the bubbles settle before gently pouring your coffee on top – this will create a beautiful separation between the tonic and coffee!

As well as this, note that the ratio for an espresso tonic is 1:2 of espresso to tonic water, but this can be adjusted based on your own preferences.


  • The Cold-Fashioned

Calling all bourbon fans! It’s time to take your espresso martini game to the next level by making the ‘Cold-Fashioned’. This drink offers a punchy twist on the traditional Old Fashioned by using cold brew coffee along with a coffee liqueur. The perfect after-dinner treat!


  • 20 ml Tia Maria (or any coffee liqueur)
  • 40 ml Bourbon
  • 20 ml Cold Brew Coffee
  • Orange twist

How to make

Take your chilled glass and fill with big cubes of ice. Then, add your bourbon, coffee liqueur and cold brew – be sure to use a spoon to stir the mixture together gently so you don’t break the ice cubes up. Finally, it’s time to add some flavour! Using a vegetable peeler, squeeze a thin strip of orange zest all over your drink (you can rub the zest around the rim of your glass for a more intense flavour).


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