Pair & Sip: The Espresso Martini Guide To Cocktail & Food Pairing

June 01, 2021 1 min read

Espresso Martini cocktails


Espresso Martini, the ultimate after-dinner cocktail (though don’t let us tell you what to do if you’d like one at lunchtime).


Originally named the Vodka Espresso, it was renamed in the ’90s when Martinis were hip.

This iconic drink was created in 1983 in London by Dick Bradsell at the Soho Brasserie. The story goes that a well-known supermodel requested a drink that would “wake her up and f**k her up”. And voilà, that’s how the now-famous bittersweet pairing of vodka and coffee was first crafted.

So, how do you like your Espresso Martini?

Espresso Martini cocktails being poured on table with nibbles

When pairing with food, think about what you would pair with a coffee. A rich indulgent dessert or for something lighter, a nutty biscotti to beautifully balance out those bold coffee flavours.

Here are a few treats to get you inspired:

Delicious and easy almond biscotti

Rich, moist chocolate cake

The most decadent sticky date pudding