WATCH: How to Make a Salted Espresso Martini

A twist on your favourite post-dinner drink.
Kelly Pigram
Published on February 08, 2017

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Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to be a professional bartender or barista to whip up a good espresso martini. You just need to have a good technique, great ingredients and something that sets your drink apart.

At Grey Goose's Boulangerie Bleue waterside mansion party this summer, a salted espresso martini was served — a classic post-dinner combination of vodka and coffee liqueur with a little chocolate and a pinch of salt as a finishing touch.

We asked Grey Goose's lively global ambassador Joe McCanta to show us how to make this variation on the classic — check out his technique below.


50ml Grey Goose Vodka
30ml (one shot) single origin espresso
20ml coffee liqueur
1 pinch of salt
Garnish: salted dark cocoa powder

  1. Chill your coupe by adding ice.
  2. Mix your vodka, espresso and coffee liqueur in a shaker.
  3. Add a pinch of salt and some ice.
  4. Shake, and then strain your mixture into your coupe.
  5. Top with cocoa powder and salt.


Fancy trying another? Grey Goose Vodka's 'discover' function will tell you what cocktail you're perfectly suited for.

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Image: Steven Woodburn.

Published on February 08, 2017 by Kelly Pigram
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