Celebrate National Espresso Martini Day with These Irresistible Coffee Cocktails

National Espresso Martini Day
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National Espresso Martini Day (March 15th) is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with some tantalizing coffee cocktails? We’ve got you covered with a selection of recipes curated by entertaining expert Paul Zahn, guaranteed to elevate your martini game whether you’re at home or hosting a soirée. From classic favorites to innovative twists, these coffee-infused concoctions are sure to delight your taste buds and impress your guests. So, grab your shaker and get ready to shake up some magic!

Hey there, cocktail connoisseurs and coffee lovers! March 15th is fast approaching, and you know what that means – it’s time to raise your glasses and toast to National Espresso Martini Day! To help you celebrate in style, we’ve teamed up with the one and only entertaining guru, Paul Zahn, to bring you an exclusive collection of irresistible coffee cocktails that will have you buzzing with excitement.

Paul, who’s known for his knack for hosting unforgettable events, will be dazzling guests with his signature creations at The Loews Miami Beach Hotel. But fear not, even if you can’t make it to the party, we’ve got the inside scoop on his top recipes so you can shake up some magic right in the comfort of your own home.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into the world of coffee cocktails and discover the perfect libation to elevate your National Espresso Martini Day celebration!

Classic Espresso Martini


  • 1 oz Grey Goose Vodka OR 1
  • 1 oz Caffè Borghetti
  • Espresso Coffee Liqueur
  • 1.5 oz espresso


  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
  • Strain into a coupe glass.
  • Garnish with espresso beans.

Cincoro Tequila Espresso Martini


  • 2 oz Cincoro Reposado Tequila
  • 1 shot espresso, freshly pulled and slightly cooled
  • .75 oz Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur
  • Dash of agave


  • Combine all ingredients into a shaker, add ice, and shake vigorously until very cold.
  • Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with 3 coffee beans.



  • 2 oz Licor 43
  • 2 oz Espresso


  • Shake ingredients over ice.
  • Pour over fresh ice.
  • Garnish with espresso beans.

Chocolate Espresso Martini


  • 2 ounces Mozart Chocolate
  • Coffee Liqueur
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce espresso
  • 1/2 oz cream


  • In an iced mixing tin, combine ingredients.
  • Shake and strain into a martini glass.
  • Garnish with chocolate-covered espresso beans.

Carajillo Twist


  • 1.5 oz Cincoro Reposado
  • 1 oz Licor 43
  • 0.25 oz Spiced Syrup
  • 2 dashes of Orange bitters
  • 1.5 oz Espresso


  • After adding all the ingredients, fill the tin to the top with ice and shake vigorously.
  • Pour over a large cube in a rocks glass.
  • Garnish with Lemon Pistachio Cannoli.

Now that you’ve got the inside scoop on these tantalizing coffee cocktails, it’s time to gather your ingredients and shake, stir, and sip your way to cocktail perfection. Whether you’re a fan of the classic espresso martini or eager to try a creative twist, there’s something on this list to satisfy every palate.

So, grab your shaker, don your mixologist hat, and get ready to impress your friends with your newfound cocktail prowess. Cheers to National Espresso Martini Day – may your glass always be full and your spirits high!

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