Lyre's Espresso Martini: A Modern Classic for Every Occasion

If you're a cocktail enthusiast or someone who appreciates a finely crafted drink, then you're likely familiar with the allure of the Espresso Martini. But what if you could enjoy this sophisticated cocktail in a version that's not only vegan but also egg-free, nut-free, and dairy-free? Enter the Lyre's Espresso Martini, a delightful concoction that honors the spirit of the original while catering to modern dietary preferences.

The Story Behind the Drink

Our journey begins at the iconic Groucho Club in London, where the first-ever Espresso Martini was served. As the legend goes, a renowned model asked Dick Bradsell, the godfather of modern cocktails, for a drink that would “wake me up, then f*** me up.” The result was the Espresso Martini, a drink that has since become a beloved staple in bars around the world. With Lyre's non-alcoholic twist, you get one out of two – a sophisticated beverage that energizes without the alcoholic buzz.

The Perfect Recipe

Here's how to create the perfect Lyre's Espresso Martini, guaranteed to impress your guests and satisfy your taste buds.

- 45 mL Lyre's Coffee Originale
- 15 mL Lyre's White Cane Spirit
- 45 mL premium cold drip or fresh espresso
- 10 mL premium vanilla syrup (not vanilla essence)

1. Dry shake all ingredients together.
2. Half-fill your shaker with ice.
3. Shake hard briefly to combine and chill the mixture.
4. Fine strain the liquid into a cocktail coupette.

- Cocktail coupette

- Float a coffee bean on top for an elegant finish.

Tips for the Perfect Espresso Martini

1. Quality Ingredients: Use premium cold drip coffee or freshly brewed espresso to ensure the best flavor. Avoid instant coffee for this recipe.
2. Proper Shaking: The key to a perfect Espresso Martini is shaking it hard enough to create a nice frothy top. This not only enhances the texture but also adds to the visual appeal.
3. Fine Strain: To achieve that smooth, velvety finish, fine strain your cocktail. This removes any ice shards or coffee grounds that could affect the drink's texture.

Why Choose Lyre's?

Lyre's non-alcoholic spirits are crafted to deliver the same rich flavors and mouthfeel as their alcoholic counterparts, making them perfect for those who choose to avoid alcohol. The Lyre's Coffee Originale and White Cane Spirit in this recipe provide the robust, aromatic notes you'd expect from a classic Espresso Martini, without the alcohol content. This makes it an excellent choice for anyone looking to enjoy a sophisticated cocktail without the next-day hangover.


The Lyre's Espresso Martini is more than just a drink; it's a statement of elegance and modern sensibility. Whether you're hosting a dinner party, enjoying a quiet evening at home, or looking to impress friends with your mixology skills, this cocktail is sure to be a hit. Its rich, bold flavors and smooth finish make it a standout choice, and its inclusive, vegan-friendly ingredients mean everyone can partake in the enjoyment.

So, why not shake up a Lyre's Espresso Martini tonight? Cheers to good taste, great stories, and the perfect blend of tradition and innovation!

Written by: The N.A.C. Team.