Cafe Del Mar Espresso Martini Patron
Photograph: James Ambrose

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The best places to drink your favourite pick-me-up and tips and tricks for making it at home


You start your day with a coffee, and you end it on a nightcap. But when you merge the two you get cocktail magic, which is why our love for an Espresso Martini is enduring. It's the pick-me-up you need before a night on the town; and the relaxer that smooths out the end of the evening. Whether you're frocking up for drinks with a view, trying out variations on the classic or just mixing up some fun at home, here's everything you need to know about the king of coffee cocktails. 

Guide to Espresso Martinis