Dear Espresso Martini. You are the ultimate combination of caffeine and alcohol and we love you for it.

Whether it’s a “just the one” kind of night or the big, blowout Christmas party, you can always rely on this faithful tipple.

The story goes that the Espresso Martini was invented by Bradsell in 1983, after a supermodel came into a cocktail bar and asked for a drink that would “wake her up, and  f**k her up”. (We’ve all had days like that though, haven’t we?). He threw together the combination of vodka, sugar syrup, espresso and coffee liqueur. Originally christened the Vodka Espresso; it soon became known as the Espresso Martini because of the iconic glass shape.

We’ve done what we do best and added our very own whiskey twist to the classic Espresso Martini. A substitute of our favourite spirit and a dash of Salted Caramel Syrup really makes this the creamy, indulgent and sharp cocktail that we all know and love! Check it out.



  • Irish Whiskey – 15ml/0.5 ounces  
  • Espresso – 40ml/1.3 ounces  
  • Kahlua – 25ml/0.8 ounces  
  • Salted caramel syrup – 15ml/0.5 ounces  
  • Coffee Beans to garnish
  • Cocoa Powder to garnish



  1. Combine ingredients in a shaking tin and hard shake with ice  
  2. Strain in to martini glass  
  3. Garnish with coffee beans and cocoa powder

Taste the Original IWM Espresso Martini at our in-house bar for just €10… it’s a real treat! We’re located on the 1st floor of the Irish Whiskey Museum, 119 Grafton Street, Dublin.

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