Hazelnut Espresso Martini

Hazelnut Espresso Martini

If you’re looking for a good cocktail to enjoy with your friends on a cold winter night, this hazelnut espresso martini is the perfect choice. It has all of the warmth and spice that is associated with hazelnuts, but also adds a hint of sweetness to make it the ideal after-dinner drink.

Our newest favorite after dinner cocktail is a hazelnut espresso martini! This espresso martini cocktail is the perfect blend of espresso, Frangelico, Kahlua, & vodka. We added a dusting of chocolate and crystal sugar on the rim, & topped it off with frothed cream & coffee beans.

Frangelico hazelnut liqueur adds a warm, nutty flavor. Any coffee liqueur will work, but we prefer the flavor of kahlua. Godiva chocolate liqueur can be subbed in for the frangelico if you prefer. You can also use black cold brew or strong brewed coffee to replace the espresso.

Why you will like this Espresso martini recipe:

Flavor: The intense, warm flavor that you get from the combination of the espresso, with hazelnut liqueur, coffee liquer and vodka is incredible.

Cost: The cost to make these at home, versus spending upwards of $15 for an espresso martini at a club or restaurant is so much lower!

Wow Factor: Everyone is always so impressed by espresso martinis! Floating the the coffee beans on the froth is such a finish!  You will be the ultimate bartender at home!

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hazelnut espresso martini with espresso beans on top

Hazelnut Espresso Martini

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: espresso, frangelica, hazelnut, martini
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller


  • 2 ounces espresso
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon crystal sugar
  • 1 ounce Frangelica hazelnut liqueur
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce Kahlua Coffee liqueur
  • 3 drops chocolate bitters optional
  • Ice
  • 1 ounce half and half or cream
  • 3 Espresso beans for garnish


  • Allow espresso to come to room temperature.
    2 ounces espresso
  • Place cocoa powder and crystal sugar on a plate. Pour hazelnut liqueur over rim of martini glass, over the cocktail shaker.  Gently roll rim of martini glass back and forth to create a festive rim of chocolate and sugar. Set glass aside.
    1 tablespoon cocoa, 1 teaspoon crystal sugar
  • Pour the rest of the Frangelico, vodka, Kahlua, and espresso into the cocktail shaker. Add in 3 drops of chocolate bitters. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into martini glass.
    1 ounce Frangelica hazelnut liqueur, 1 ounce vodka, 1 ounce Kahlua Coffee liqueur, 3 drops chocolate bitters, Ice
  • Froth the half and half using a hand held frother. You can also use a small whisk, spinning back and forth with your hands. Add froth to the top of the cocktail, and gently place 3 coffee beans onto the foam.
    1 ounce half and half or cream, 3 Espresso beans for garnish


Serving: 1martini | Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.


  1. Dannii Reply

    5 stars
    I love anything with hazelnut and this martini was amazing. Perfect for a dinner party.

  2. Shadi Hasanzadenemati Reply

    5 stars
    This is such an easy and delicious recipe, I cannot wait to make it again!

  3. Tara Reply

    5 stars
    Such a gorgeous espresso martini! I especially love the flavor from the hazelnut liqueur. So easy too!

  4. Ned Reply

    5 stars
    My wife made this for girls night and they all raved about it! Thank you!

  5. Michelle Reply

    5 stars
    My 2 favorite things combined into one! This is such a fun cocktail

  6. Ali Reply

    5 stars
    The addition of Frangelica in this hazelnut espresso martini is SO good. Definitely the best version of an espresso martini!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      Our day is made with your sweet comment! Thank you! Cheers to the weekend!

      Dina and Bruce

  7. Nathan Reply

    5 stars
    This really takes espresso martinis to the next level! Love the added hazelnut flavor, this might be my new favorite cocktail. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Beth Reply

    5 stars
    Oh, wow. That’s what I call a martini. I love the combination of that smooth hazelnut flavor with the kick of espresso!

  9. Kate Reply

    5 stars
    This drink came out great! Tasted just like from a craft cocktail bar!

  10. Justine Reply

    5 stars
    Delicious! This was perfect for after dinner.

  11. Shelby Reply

    5 stars
    Wow never thought to use hazelnut in martini! The taste is exquisite!

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