Espresso martini

The party or after-dinner drink that’ll perk up your evening – courtesy of top guy Shine!

Creamy, rich and definitely hyper-indulgent, the Espresso Martini is a cocktail that delivers the alcoholic version of a kick from a mule just when you need something to give you a shot to keep you going – especially into the wee small hours! Strange thing is – despite its name, there’s not a drop of Martini in sight! This recipe comes from head barman, chief mixologist and all-round top guy Shine of Henry Wong Harborne


  • 25ml Smirnoff Black Vodka
  • 25ml Tai Maria
  • 15ml Sugar Syrup
  • 15ml Bepi Tosolin Espresso Liquor


Pour ingredients into a Boston shaker with ice. Give it a good shake for 3 minutes before slowly straining straight into a chilled Martini glass. (Be sure to do this slowly because then you’ll get that lovely foam texture on the surface.) To finish, garnish with three or four fresh Davidoff coffee beans.

Henry Wong Harborne, 283 High Street, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9QH. Tel 0121 427 7666