Classic Cold Brew Martini Recipe

We riff on the traditional espresso martini recipe using our Explorer Cold Brew Concentrate. Founder 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!). Feel free to use our signature No Caf or Low Caf if you’re sensitive to caffeine. And 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 

Keep Exploring, 

The Explorer Team