Cold Brew Martini

This cold brew martini recipe combine two of my favorite things: coffee and cocktails! Simply put, this easy cocktail recipe is delicious. If you’re a coffee lover like me, this drink is for you.

Close up of a coupe glass filled with a frothy cold brew cocktail and garnished with coffee beans.

A cold brew martini would be a great cocktail to add to your at-home brunch drinks rotation. If you’ve been looking for new after dinner cocktails to try, or are a sucker for dessert martinis, this cold brew coffee cocktail recipe will definitely be up your alley too.

Love coffee cocktails? Make sure to try this Espresso Martini with Baileys recipe too!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Quick and easy to make. Measure, shake, serve. It takes less than 5 minutes to make this delightful cold brew cocktail!

Uses real, delicious coffee. Coffee cocktails are making a huge come back. This cold brew coffee martini uses summer’s superior coffee to mix up the perfect drink.

Great flavor. Coffee with hints of nuttiness, sweetness, and cream.

Ingredients Needed

Close up of a coupe glass filled with a frothy cold brew cocktail and garnished with coffee beans.

Cold Brew Coffee: Cold brew coffee is smooth and has a lower acidity level than it’s hot-brewed counterpart. You can use homemade cold brew coffee or use your favorite store bought brand of cold brew in this recipe.

Coffee Liqueur: You can’t have too much coffee goodness in your cold brew cocktail! Adding in coffee liqueur (like Kahlua) amps up the coffee flavor and also helps to sweeten your drink.

Walnut Liqueur: Walnut liqueur (like Nocello) is a lovely addition to this drink, adding a slight nuttiness and sweetness to your cold brew cocktail.

Vodka: Use your favorite, high-quality vodka in this recipe. You could also try a flavored vodka (like vanilla or whipped cream vodka; avoid fruit-flavored vodkas) if that’s your thing.

Half & Half: Half & half gives your cocktail a luscious creaminess and also creates that beautiful foam on top from shaking.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

How to Make a Cold Brew Martini

  1. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously until cold (approximately 15-20 seconds).
  2. Serve in a coupe or martini glass and enjoy!
Pour shot showing this cold brew cocktail being poured out of a cocktail shaker into a coupe glass.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make my own cold brew at home?

Yes, and I highly recommend it! You can learn how to make cold brew coffee at home. I actually love to make up a batch of decaf cold brew for this recipe so I can enjoy them at night without the side effects of caffeine (I’m personally very sensitive to it).

I don’t have walnut liqueur, is there a good substitute for this ingredient?

Since I know walnut liqueur may not be in your home bar, I’ve also made this recipe using amaretto (an almond flavored liqueur). It was an excellent substitute for the walnut liqueur!

What other cocktails use coffee liqueur? Can I use cold brew instead of espresso for martini??

Coffee liqueur is a great item to have in your home bar. A few of my favorite cocktails with coffee liqueur include: Frozen Mudslides, Espresso Martinis with Baileys, a classic White Russian, and a Colorado Bulldog. It’s also great mixed into coffee or hot chocolate!

Can I use cold brew instead of espresso for martini?

The espresso martini has made a huge comeback. Using cold brew in a coffee cocktail is a great option! Cold brew is less acidic than hot brewed coffee and espresso. If you make your own cold brew, or buy it at the store, it’s likely already cold making it easy to shake up a cold brew martini at a moments notice.

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tall coupe glass filled with this cold brew cocktail recipe. another coupe glass is in the background along with a bottle of liqueur and jar of coffee beans.

Cold Brew Martini

The perfect cocktail for the coffee lover. This cold brew martini recipe makes for an excellent brunch cocktail or dessert drink.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Cocktail
Calories 207 kcal


  • 3 oz cold brew coffee
  • .75oz walnut liqueur*
  • .75oz coffee liqueur
  • .75oz vodka
  • .5oz half & half


  • Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously until cold (approximately 15-20 seconds)
  • Serve in a coupe or martini glass and enjoy!


*If you do not have walnut liqueur, amaretto is a great substitute.


Calories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 14mgPotassium: 67mgSugar: 17gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
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