Classic Cold Brew Martini Recipe

We riff on the traditional espresso martini recipe using our Explorer Cold Brew ConcentrateFounder Cason Crane shakes up his cold brew martini with a sweetened coffee liqueur to add depth and complexity. (He recommends Mr. Black, which uses premium beans from Ethiopia — just like we do!). In the spirit of James Bond, we like our espresso martinis shaken, never stirred!


Serving Size

1 Serving 

Prep Time

2 minutes 


  • 2 ounces Explorer Cold Brew Concentrate (any caffeine level)
  • 2 ounces Vodka 
  • 1 ounce Coffee Liqueur, preferably Mr. Black 
  • 1 tablespoon agave or simple syrup 
  • Coffee beans to garnish 


  • Add 2 ounces Explorer Cold Brew Concentrate
  • Add 2 ounces Vodka 
  • Add 2 ounces Coffee Liqueur 
  • Add 1 tablespoon agave or simple syrup 
  • Add 1 cup ice 
  • Shake 
  • Pour into martini glass 
  • Add Coffee Beans to garnish 

If you're looking for a similar classic (non-alcoholic) cold brew recipe - try our Cold Brew Americano!

Keep Exploring, 

The Explorer Team