Low Carb Espresso Martini Cocktail Recipe

Low Carb Espresso Martini Cocktail Recipe

Low Carb Espresso Martini Cocktail Recipe

This Low Carb Espresso Martini Cocktail Recipe offers you 2 versions of the cocktail. The first version uses a home made recipe for Sugar Free Coffee Liquor and is more along the lines of a traditional Espresso Martini while the second recipe, is also a divine, sugar free version of a classic Espresso Martini Cocktail but can be made without using any coffee liquor. Try it, for a delicious coffee and vodka based cocktail, with hints of chocolate and cream.

Sugar Free Mixology

If you love coffee, you are going to love both of these cocktails. Both of these versions are lovely cocktails that you can enjoy on a low carb and low sugar lifestyle. These recipes also prove that this is another classic cocktail that still remains a great tasting cocktail even without all of the added sugar. I have had to make the coffee liquor free martini a little creamier than the traditional Espresso Martini.  This was necessary due to the flavor of the coffee, which needed a little creaminess to improve the taste. Trust me though, it certainly doesn’t detract from the taste and I’m certain you are going to love both versions of this drink.

What Coffee Should You Use?

A traditional Espresso Martini is actually made with espresso which is referred to as a shot of brewed coffee. If you don’t have an espresso machine, you could use left over coffee from a percolator or dripolator but you would want it to be really strong coffee and it should measure about 30 mls or 1 oz. You could possibly use instant coffee in this recipe If you didn’t hedge any other options. But…..this is called an Espresso Martini for a reason, so use espresso if you can.


You can use liquid sweetener such as Sweet Leaf drops in the coffee liquor free recipe. Do use them sparingly though, as 2-3 drops can be the equivalent of 1 teaspoon of sugar. Make sure you read the label of any liquid sweetener drops you may want to use, as the strength can vary. You can also make your own “Low Carb Simple Syrup”, which I have included in the recipe below. It will last for up to 2 months in the fridge, and is perfect to use in a drink like this. I personally would make the low carb simple syrup, purely for the reason that it is going to dilute your drink a little bit, which may actually be your saving grace at the end of the evening.

More Great Tasting Low Carb Cocktails

If you are looking for some other great tasting cocktails and alcoholic drinks that are sugar free and perfect for a Keto, LCHF and low carb lifestyle, checkout some of these other delicious recipes.

Low Carb Cosmopolitan
Low Carb Peruvian Pisco Sour Cocktail
Low Carb Margarita
Low Carb Mojito
Low Carb Cranberry Spritz
Sugar Free Coffee Liquor just like Kahlua.
Low Carb Bloody Mary

This is mixology at it’s finest.

I hope you enjoy this Low Carb Espresso Martini Cocktail recipe!

Low Carb Espresso Martini Cocktail Recipe

Low Carb Espresso Martini Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine: Diabetic Recipe, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, Sugar Free
Keywords: coffee liquor, espresso, espresso martini, keto cocktail, low carb cocktail, martini
Servings: 1 martini


Low Carb Espresso Martini Cocktail made with Sugar Free Coffee Liquor

Low Carb Espresso Martini Cocktail (made without a coffee liquor)

  • 45 ml vodka
  • 1 shot espresso-approximately 30 mls/ 1 oz Instant coffee for additional strength if desired
  • 1/2 teaspoon cacao powder/cocoa powder
  • 30 ml pure/pouring cream or coconut cream
  • 30 ml low carb simple syrup- or a few drops of Sweet Leaf drops


For Both Cocktail Versions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice
  • Shake till icy and strain into a cold glass
  • Sprinkle a couple of coffee beans or cacao nibs on top to garnish
  • If you need to sweeten these cocktails a little more, add a few more drops of liquid sweetener or Low Carb Simple Syrup

Low Carb Simple Syrup

  • Boil 1 cup of water with 1/4 cup powdered stevia or suitable amount of alternative sweetener for 5 minutes. Store in a sterile glass jar in the fridge for up to 2 months.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1martini | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g
Note that we calculate our own nutritional values so they may not be precise. Calculate your own if desired. Carb values exclude sugar alcohols such as Erythritol, as they generally have no impact on blood sugar levels. 50% of the carbs from Xylitol is added to nutritional values. This is consistent with industry practice.
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6 thoughts on “Low Carb Espresso Martini Cocktail Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    I made your tiramisu recipe so had left over coffee liquor. I made these for some friends. They loved them. Thanks so much

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