It’s the drink of the moment, the one that you can find at almost any bar or restaurant you walk into.

On principle, it seems like a simple concept, mix a splash of coffee with a swig of alcohol and bang, you have yourself an espresso martini. Unfortunately this isn’t the case and if done incorrectly it will leave you swearing off coffee, in all its variations, for weeks. Don’t attempt to blindly stumble onto the ultimate espresso martini; we have the solution here for you.

We enlisted the help of expert mixologist, Jared Thibault, QT Group Bars Manager, to uncover the secret to the perfect espresso martini.

Here’s the recipe for the delectable Pascale Espresso Martini which was severed at our exclusive The Mentors Session event at the Rooftop @ QT:

Pascale Espresso Martini


30ml Martell VS Cognac

15ml Kahlua

15ml Chestnut liqueur

15ml Vanilla Demerara sugar

30ml Fresh espresso


Add all ingredients to tin martini shaker and add ice. Shake hard for about 60 seconds and strain into your glass. To garnish add 3 neatly placed coffee beans and grated nutmeg.

Espresso Martini

Alternatively, to try the original Pascale Espresso Martini head to The QT Melbourne. Showcasing views of the striking Melbourne city skyline, The Rooftop at QT is the hottest destination in town where Melbourne’s finest bartenders will serve up a hand-crafted cocktail list which showcases a twist on classic favourites. Hosting up to 185 patrons, the split indoor/outdoor space evokes glamour and passion through sensual designer décor and cutting edge sound.

If you’re looking for a date night spot to impress or the ultimate event space Van Heusen can advocate for The Rooftop at QT. They did a superb job hosting the first Mentors Session check it out here.

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Posted on April 4, 2017