Creamy Hazelnut Espresso Martini

Creamy Hazelnut Espresso Martini

Hazelnut Espresso Martini in a martini glass on a white plater. A bottle of Kahlua and coffee press are in the background;

Hello, my fellow coffee fiends. Let’s me introduce you to my very favorite martini recipe– the Espresso Martini. If Nutella were a cocktail, it’d be this martini recipe! This is a fun, festive, and frothy drink. It’s easy to make and super delicious.


After a hearty holiday meal, sometimes the best digestif is a drinkable dessert in the form of an espresso martini! This recipe is a hazelnut variation on the classic with the optional addition of chocolate liqueur. 

How to Make An Espresso Martini

An espresso martini sounds fancy, but it’s actually really simple to make. It’s a wonderful cocktail to mix up during the holidays or, in our case, when you’re hitting the slots in Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan hotel.  Here are the basic steps.


1, Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

2. Add espresso, vodka, Kahlua, and Frangelico hazelnut liqueur to the cocktail shaker.

3. Optionally, you can add Godiva chocolate liqueur and pasteurized egg white.

4. Shake it until chilled and frothy. It takes 30 seconds.

5. Strain into a large martini glass and enjoy!


That’s it! You’ll have a delicious hazelnut espresso martini within minutes.

Espresso Martini Ingredients

Here are the ingredients: high-quality espresso (don’t be cheap – No Yuban or Foldgers!), vodka, Kahlua abnd Frangelico. For a richer chocolate flavor you can add in some Godiva Chocolate Liqueur. To add some froth, you can shake in some pasteurized egg. Truth be told, I only add it maybe 10% of the time. I can get pretty lazy.


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Ingredients to make an Espresso Martini: Coffee, vodka, Kahlua, Frangelico.

Can You Make Espresso Martini Without a Coffee Machine?

Yes! You can absolutely make a this drink recipe without a coffee or espresso machine. Use store-bought coffee concentrate instead.

What Can You Use Instead of Kahlua?

If you do not have any Kahlua or coffee liqueur available, you can substitute an additional ounce of espresso.


Would you like this martini recipe more if I answered “Tons?” The good news is both Kahlua and Frangelico have only 20% ABV which is low for a liqueur. If you’re adding in the Godiva Liqueur it’s only 15% ABV. So it’s still a pretty strong cocktail, but 3 of the 4 liqueurs have low ABV.

How Many Calories are in an Espresso Martini?

This espresso martini contains 259 calories in a single serving, but it’s worth it. If you are watching your calorie intake, skip dessert and enjoy this drinkable one instead!

Hazelnut Espresso Martini being poured in a martini glass on a white plater. A bottle of Kahlua and coffee press are in the background;

How to Make An Espresso Martini Frothy

To make a frothy espresso martini, add a pasteurized egg white* to the cocktail shaker. Shake well for 30 seconds. The result is a foamy espresso martini. Using freshly brewed espresso also contributes frothiness to the martini.


*It is important to use pasteurized egg whites. A standard egg white contains bacteria that can cause foodborne illnesses. Stick to pasteurized egg whites for cocktails.

Hazelnut Espresso Martini in a martini glass on a white plater. A bottle of Kahlua and coffee press are in the background;


The Perfect Hazelnut Espresso Martini

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If Nutella were a cocktail, it’d be this Espresso Martini recipe! This is a fun, festive, and frothy drink. It’s easy to make and super delicious.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Cocktails, Espresso, Frangelico, Godiva, Kahlua, Martini, Vodka
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Person
Calories 259kcal
Cost $3.00


  • 1 Oz. Espresso or Strong Brewed Coffee (*Note 1)
  • 1 Oz. High Quality Vodka
  • 1 Oz. Kahlua Coffee Liqueur (*Note 2)
  • 1 Oz. Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur (*Note 3)


  • 1 Oz. Godiva Chocolate Liqueur (*Note 4)
  • 1/2 Oz. Pasteurized egg white (*Note 5)


  • Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the espresso, vodka, Kahlua, Frangelico, Godiva and egg white, if using. Shake until chilled and frothy– about 30 seconds. 
  • Strain into a large martini glass and enjoy immediately. 


Note 1: If you dont have espresso, you can also use a store-bought coffee concentrate. This is NOT the time to be cheap. Junk quality coffee = junk quality martini. 

Note 2: If you dont have Coffee Liqueur, you can substitute an additional ounce of espresso.

Note 3: If you dont have Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur, Amaretto would also be delicious.

Note 4: Want it slightly sweeter? Add the Godiva Chocolate Liqueur or Creme de Cacao or ½ ounce of simple syrup.

Note 5: Using pasteurized egg white is critical. Please do not use a standard egg white as they may contain bacteria that can cause food-borne illnesses. If you do not have pasteurized egg whites, or if you have a weakened immune system, leave the egg whites out. Without the egg white, the drink will still be delicious— just not as foamy.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.3g | Sodium: 4mg | Sugar: 11.2g

Hi, I’m Darcey!

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Coronato pizza restaurant will be celebrating its first birthday on Saturday by donating proceeds to children in need. The restaurant is donating all proceeds that day to TABLE, a local nonprofit that provides hunger relief and nutrition education services to children living in Orange County. Coronato is also asking you to contribute non-perishable donations. If you bring in four items from TABLE’s wish list, you will get a free tiramisu. Saturday’s menu will include Fava Bean Falafel, Pasta Fritti and Diggs’ luscious Focaccia Bread and to celebrate the beginning of year two, the restaurant has announced two new permanent menu items –eggplant meatballs and Roman pan pizzas. On Saturday, Coronato is open for takeout and curbside pick-up. They will have limited sidewalk patio seating outside and space indoors for a small group to rent the restaurant for the day. Pre-orders are suggested for take-out items. In addition, Craftboro Brewing Company, which is located next to Coronato, will be donating all proceeds from their Tessera Golden Ale sales to TABLE. The beer, a collaboration between Coronato and Craftboro, was created in February. Saturday, noon – 9 pm; 101 Two Hills Rd, #140, Carrboro, NC 27510; 919.240.4804

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The 4th Annual Cooking for a Classic to benefit The Lucy Daniels Center. They’ve got a great lineup of chefs who will go head to head in a tournament-style competition to claim the top prize: a 2002 Chevrolet Corvette convertible. Each chef will prepare three courses with at least one secret ingredient in each dish. Attendees and guest judges will decide which chef will advance in the competition. New for 2020! You’ve got a chance to win a classic too! We are raffling off a triple black loaded 1969 Chevy Camaro. Tickets are just $50 each, and the more you buy, the more you save. Raffle tickets can be purchased online. $100/Second Round, $125/Finale; Wednesday & Thursday; 1705 East, Raleigh, NC


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Boozy Pumpkin Party Punch #PumpkinWeek

Jazz up your fall with this juicy Boozy Pumpkin Party Punch! Infuse some fantastic autumn fruit with this festive blend of two wines, spiced rum, and pumpkin-spiced apple cider and enjoy it around a campfire tonight!

3 wine glasses filled with pumpkin party punch

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When you think of rum punch, what comes to mind?

Summer? Caribbean cruises? Jamaica?

Those all make sense, but what if I told you I took that recipe and pumpkin-ized it?

Would your fall-loving hearts be into it?


If you’d rather skip my (pretty darn helpful) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this deliciously easy pumpkin sangria recipe, just scroll right on down to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card!

top shot of a punch bowl filled with pumpkin sangria and apples

3 wine glasses filled with pumpkin sangria

This easy Pumpkin Party Punch is THE drink for a crowd!

When Halloween and Thanksgiving shindigs roll around, you’re going to want this pumpkin sangria-esque cocktail recipe in your back pocket!

Toss everything together in a pitcher or punch bowl, top it off with Prosecco or sparkling water at party time and BOOM. The most perfect party bevvie.

Make sure you pick up a bottle of Torani Pumpkin Pie Syrup for this recipe – its natural flavors truly makes this cocktail sing!

pouring Prosecco into a punch bowl filled with pumpkin sangria and apples

How Much Party Punch Do I Need For A Party?

One to two 4-ounce servings per guest for each hour of the party should do, but this punch is so good, you may want to make more! 

One recipe of this party punch serves 6-8 people, so plan a double or triple batch for a larger get-together. 

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a hand placing a straw in a wine glass filled with pumpkin sangria

How To Make the BEST Pumpkin Party Punch

  • Use your favorite wine. The base of this cocktail recipe is white wine, so if you don’t care for Pinot Grigio, feel free to use your preferred Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc instead.
  • Pick your (boozy) poison. I chose to use spiced rum in this recipe, but I almost went with bourbon instead! The spiced rum was excellent, but any liquor will be a great addition.
  • Relax on thee booze. Trying to tame this alcoholic party punch a bit? Use sparking water or club soda, or even a lemon-lime soda instead of Prosecco when serving.
  • Spice it your way. You can mix more pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie syrup in the recipe than I did if you absolutely LOVE that pumpkin flavor!
  • Fruit it up. Apples, pears, and pomegranate were my fruit of choice here, but cranberries, citrus, and even fresh figs would be interesting additions.

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3 wine glasses filled with pumpkin party punch


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Boozy Pumpkin Party Punch

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Jazz up your fall with this juicy Boozy Pumpkin Party Punch! Infuse some fantastic autumn fruit with this festive blend of two wines, spiced rum, and pumpkin-spiced apple cider and enjoy it around a campfire tonight!
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Keyword party punch, pumpkin sangria
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 397kcal
Author Erica


  • 1 750 ml bottle white wine chilled (Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio)
  • 1 cup apple cider chilled
  • 1/2-1 cup spiced rum
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup Torani Pumpkin Pie Syrup
  • 2 apples thinly sliced
  • 1 Bosc pear thinly sliced
  • 1 orange quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 750 ml bottle Prosecco or sparkling water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar for garnish
  • 1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice for garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish


  • In a large pitcher or punch bowl, whisk together white wine, apple cider, spiced rum, pumpkin puree, and syrup until well blended. Add apple, pear, and orange slices and pomegranate arils, stirring well.
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours to combine flavors.
  • When ready to serve, add Prosecco (or sparkling water) and stir.
  • Whisk sugar and pie spice together in a shallow bowl until combined. Wet rims of serving glasses with an orange wedge, then dip in the spice mixture.
  • Ladle punch and infused fruit into prepared glasses and garnish with cinnamon sticks, if desired.


Consume punch within 1 day.


Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 490mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 4848IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 3mg


Enjoy these #PumpkinWeek recipes from our bloggers:

Pumpkin Drinks:
Boozy Pumpkin Party Punch from The Crumby Kitchen
Easy Pumpkin Smoothie from Red Cottage Chronicles
Pumpkin Fizzy from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake from Cheese Curd In Paradise

Pumpkin Breakfasts & Baked Goods:
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls from Jen Around the World
Pumpkin Donut Cake from Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
Pumpkin Pecan Monkey Bread from Love & Confections
Pumpkin Shakshuka from Food Above Gold
Savory Pumpkin Recipes:
Pumpkin Gnocchi from Palatable Pastime
Vegan Savory Stuffed Mini Pumpkins from The Baking Fairy

Pumpkin Desserts:
Pumpkin Cake Rolls with Maple Buttercream Filling from Sweet Beginnings
Pumpkin Pie Macaron from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake from Daily Dish Recipes

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Sweets & Treats is giving one winner the Year of Sprinkles that contains holiday mixes, classic sprinkles, and some of their most popular sprinkles.

Sweets & Treats, a party and baking supplies manufacturer and wholesaler, started out of a baking industry need for truly grease-proof cupcake liners. From there, the company expanded into a handful of specialized categories including the latest, Sweet Sprinkles, their one of a kind sprinkles and sprinkle mix line. With hundreds of truly unique products, they are a one stop shop for your next party!

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Torani is giving one winner a year supply of Torani: 12-750ml glass bottles, flavors will be winner’s choice, plus pumps for each bottle.

We believe in flavor for all and opportunity for all. In the beginning, Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre visited family in Lucca, Italy. They returned home to San Francisco with handwritten recipes, which they used to create authentic flavored syrups. Needless to say, the syrups we’re a hit. A lot has happened since then, but our belief has remained the same: Flavor for All, Opportunity for All. It means that not only are the products we make inclusive and approachable, but so is our success. We believe everything starts with people, and the only way to truly succeed is to succeed together. Today, you can use more than 100 of our naturally flavored syrups, sauces and beverage bases in coffees, sodas, teas, smoothies, cocktails and more.

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