This Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini Cocktail is a delicious twist on a class cocktail that many of us enjoy for brunch or as an evening pick-me-up cocktail. This drink comes together in minutes and what I love the most, other than the taste, is that the flavors are balanced yet intense. You will need freshly brewed espresso or cold brew concentrate in addition to a coffee liqueur such as Godiva, Kahlua, or Mr. Black. The star of this cocktail is the pumpkin spice simple syrup made with brown sugar, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Spirit. I like using whiskey or bourbon in my martini because I think they add more flavor. Any quality vodka will work well in this cocktail.
Coffee Liqueur. I used Kahlua because that’s what I usually have on hand. Mr. Black Cold Brew is another liqueur to use as well.
Freshly brewed espresso or cold brew. I prefer to use room temperature, freshly brewed espresso because it helps to achieve a luscious foam on the cocktail.
Pumpkin spice simple syrup. You can make your own following this recipe using pantry ingredients, or you can use store-bought.
Martini or coupe glass
How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini
Build your cocktail in a cocktail shaker. Add all ingredients (except the whole coffee beans) into the shaker and shake until chilled, about 7 seconds. Pour into a martini or coupe glass and garnish with three whole coffee beans. Cheers!
Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini Cocktail
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
- Category: Cocktails
- Method: Shaken
A seasonal twist on a classic Espresso Martini. This Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini is the perfect cocktail for the fall.
- 1.5 oz Whiskey or Vodka
- 1 oz Coffee Liqueur
- 1.5 oz Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup
- 1 oz Espresso, freshly brewed
- Three whole coffee beans, garnish
- Build your cocktail in a cocktail shaker. Add all of the ingredients (except the whole coffee beans) into the shaker and shake until chilled, about 7 seconds. Pour into a martini or coupe glass and garnish with 3 whole coffee beans. Cheers.
Keywords: Pumpkin spice espresso martini, espresso martini