Christmas Gin Espresso Martini Recipe

Learn how to make a festive Christmas Gin Espresso Martini which featured in our December Cocktail Subscription Box
Christmas Gin Espresso Martini







The Espresso Martini is so in right now, so it was only right for us to create a riff on the original 1980s recipe.

– Charlotte, The Cocktail Society mixologist

How to Make the Christmas Gin Espresso Martini Recipe


50ml Warner’s Christmas Cake Gin
50ml Bottleshot Cold Brew Coffee
15ml Monin Sugar Syrup


Add all ingredients into a shaker. Shake all ingredients very hard, to create the signature foamy head and fine strain into a martini glass.


Grated Chocolate or Three Coffee Beans

What is a Gin Espresso Martini?

Espresso Martinis are classically made with Vodka. British bar icon Dick Bradsel invented the drink at The Soho Brasserie in the 1980s.

However, traditions are meant to be broken, and the history of the cocktail is one of invention and discovery.

For this festive cocktail, our mixologists took Warner’s limited edition Christmas Cake Gin filled with chocolate, treacle and fruit flavours, and combined it with Bottleshot Cold Brew Coffee.

The result?

A rich and indulgent martini, with the classic coffee flavours you’d associate with the Espresso Martini recipe but with the addition of sloe berries, cherry juice, black treacle and dark chocolate notes. Need we say more?


Try New Cocktails Each Month

The Christmas Gin Espresso Martini Recipe featured as the DIY cocktail in the December 2021 cocktail subscription box from The Cocktail Society.

Each month we send a mix of ready-to-drink cocktails, along with ingredients to make your own. You get a choice of flavours, and you can pause at any time you like.

Find out more about our cocktail subscription options.

Want to taste something similar?

Try our Salted caramel bottled espresso martini – ready to drink and perfect for any occasion.

Salted Caramel Espresso Martini bottled cocktail from The Cocktail Society

It’s available in 200ml and 500ml bottles. Works great as a gift, if you can resist enjoying it yourself!

Explore our entire range of cocktail kits and ready to drink cocktails on our website. Discover our bottled Negroni cocktail and start a love affair with pre-bottled cocktails.

Or try the classic espresso martini cocktail making kit which comes with everything you need to whip up this iconic cocktail. Embrace your inner bartender, with ingredients to make four cocktails, a cocktail shaker, and a tasty snack!

Espresso Martini cocktail kit from The Cocktail Society

Not sure which flavour to try? Our bottled cocktail hamper includes 200ml bottles of the Salted Caramel Espresso Martini, along with the Coconut & Lime Leaf Daiquiri.

Rounding off the mix is an Oak-Aged Sloe Gin Negroni bottled cocktail, and a Smoked Old Fashioned.

The perfect gift, or as something you can treat yourself to, enjoy our collection of best selling bottled cocktails.

The Cocktail Society Bottled Cocktail x4 200ml Cocktail Hamper Gift Set