Pumpkin-Spiced Espresso Martini


1/4 cup (60 mL) finely ground Melitta® Italian Espresso BellaCrema Whole Bean Coffee

1 cup (250 mL) ice cubes

1/4 cup (60 mL) vanilla vodka

1/4 cup (60 mL) Irish cream liqueur

1 tsp (5 mL) pumpkin spice, divided

3 tbsp (45 mL) raw sugar (or any coarse sugar)

12 Melitta® Italian Espresso BellaCrema Whole Beans (optional)


Brew ground espresso with 1 cup (250 mL) boiling water using pour over method. Let cool completely. 

Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add cold espresso, vanilla vodka, Irish cream liqueur and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) pumpkin spice. Shake until frosty.

In shallow dish, mix remaining pumpkin spice with raw sugar; gently dip rim of 4 martini glasses into water, then carefully into pumpkin spice mixture to coat.

Strain into martini glasses. Garnish each serving with 3 coffee beans (if using).



• For a slushy martini, add all ingredients to blender; purée until smooth. 

• Sprinkle a pinch of pumpkin spice over each serving if desired.