Welcome to a spirited journey that intertwines the rich heritage of Oaxaca with the vibrant buzz of a classic cocktail. Today, we're introducing a twist on the iconic Espresso Martini, infused with the bold, smoky notes of Mezcalum, a product that prides itself on its zero carbs, zero sugar, zero additives, non-GMO, vegan, and all-natural ethos. Join us as we delve into the history of this beloved drink and unveil what makes our Mezcalum Espresso Martini uniquely unforgettable.

What's the Story Behind the Espresso Martini?

The Espresso Martini is a sumptuous mix of coffee and alcohol, traditionally made with vodka. Born in the late 1980s in London, it's said to have been created by a bartender who was asked to make a drink that could wake up his customer. Little did he know, this blend of espresso and spirits would become a global sensation.

What sets our recipe apart is the introduction of Mezcalum, a product steeped in the heritage of Oaxaca, Mexico. Unlike traditional vodkas, Mezcalum adds a smoky depth, enhancing the cocktail with its rich, earthy flavors.

Why Is the Mezcalum Espresso Martini Unique?

In our rendition of this cocktail, we're swapping out vodka for Mezcalum, our artisanal mezcal produced in the heart of Oaxaca. This switch is not merely a substitution but a transformation. Mezcalum's smoky depth, derived from Espadin and Cuishe agave, elevates the drink, offering a unique twist on the classic. This mezcal's rich backstory, tied to the ancestral wisdom of our Maestro Mezcalero Carlos Méndez Blas, adds a layer of complexity and tradition to every sip.


  • 2 oz Mezcalum mezcal
  • 1 oz Freshly brewed espresso
  • 0.5 oz Coffee liqueur
  • 0.25 oz Agave syrup
  • Ice
  • 3 Coffee beans, for garnish


  1. Chill Your Glass: Begin by chilling your martini glass to perfection. A cold glass ensures that your cocktail stays crisp and refreshing.
  1. Mix Your Spirits: In a cocktail shaker, combine 2 ounces of Mezcalum mezcal with 1 ounce of freshly brewed espresso, 0.5 ounces of coffee liqueur, and 0.25 ounces of agave syrup. The choice of Mezcalum mezcal is what sets this drink apart, offering a smoky undertone that beautifully complements the coffee's rich aroma.
  2. Shake It Up: Add ice to the shaker and shake vigorously. This not only chills the drink but also introduces just the right amount of dilution and creates a smooth texture.
  3. Strain and Serve: Strain the mixture into your chilled martini glass. The fine straining ensures a silky-smooth drink, free of ice chips and coffee grounds.
  4. Garnish: Finish by floating three coffee beans on top of the drink. This traditional garnish adds a visual flair and a subtle aroma that hints at the cocktail's espresso base.
  5. Enjoy: Savor the unique blend of flavors, from the smoky notes of Mezcalum mezcal to the rich, robust essence of espresso.

FAQ: All About Your Mezcalum Espresso Martini

Can I use any espresso?

Yes, but for the best results, use freshly brewed espresso. Its warmth and depth are essential for the perfect balance of flavors.

Why Mezcalum mezcal?

Mezcalum brings a distinct, smoky flavor to the cocktail, setting it apart from traditional vodka-based versions. Plus, its artisanal production and commitment to tradition add an authentic touch.

Is this cocktail vegan and gluten-free?

Absolutely! Mezcalum mezcal is vegan, gluten-free, and all-natural, making the Mezcalum Espresso Martini a guilt-free indulgence.

Where can I learn more about Mezcalum?

Dive into the world of Mezcalum and discover our commitment to tradition, quality, and flavor at www.mezcalum.com. Explore our processes, our heritage, and our range of premium mezcals crafted with care in Oaxaca.

How can I adjust the sweetness of my cocktail?

Feel free to tweak the amount of agave syrup based on your preference. A little more for a sweeter touch or a bit less for those who enjoy the bold, natural flavors of mezcal and espresso.

A Final Toast

Our Mezcalum Espresso Martini is more than just a cocktail; it's a celebration of heritage, a nod to innovation, and a testament to the art of mezcal-making. As you enjoy this unique blend of flavors, remember that each sip carries the essence of Oaxaca, the wisdom of generations, and the spirit of Mezcalum. Cheers to a drink that awakens the soul and delights the senses!

Explore more about Mezcalum and our commitment to creating the finest artisanal mezcal at www.mezcalum.com. From our fields to your glass, we're dedicated to bringing you a taste of Mexico's rich cultural tapestry.