The Espresso Martiki – a rum Espresso Martini recipe from Maybe Sammy in Australia
40ml Dark Rum (we recommend either Plantation Pineapple or Bacardi 8 year old)
20ml Mr Black coffee liqueur
30ml Fresh pineapple juice
15ml Orgeat syrup
How to Make an Espresso Martiki
Chill a martini or coupette glass.
Add the rum, coffee liqueur, pineapple, syrup and coffee to a shaker.
Shake well then strain into the glass.
Edible flowers or matcha powder shaped flamingo or palm tree
Tell Us About This Rum Espresso Martini
This rum Espresso Martini recipe comes from leading bar Maybe Sammy in Australia.
“Australia is well know for its coffee culture and its no surprise that number one best selling cocktail in our country is Espresso Martini,” says Martin Hudak, co-owner of Maybe Sammy.
Hudak is a serious coffee connoisseur: a previous World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion and Global Coffee Ambassador for Mr. Black Cold Brew Coffee liqueur.
“Our tropical twist on it makes it lighter and more approachable due freshness of pineapple and robust flavour of our house roasted coffee and dark rum.”
The name “Espresso Martiki” incorporates the term “tiki” which is a class of cocktail known for rum and fruit flavours like pineapple.
Check out another great Espresso Martini recipe from Jigger and Pony in Singapore.
About Maybe Sammy
Since launching in 2019, Maybe Sammy has collected some of the most prestigious bar awards in the world. In 2021 they ranked no. 22 on the 50 Best Bars list. They were also voted favourite cocktail bar at the 2021 Timeout Bar & Restaurant Revive Awards.
Maybe Sammy is co-owned by Stefano Catino, Vince Lombardo and coffee connoisseur Martin Hudak. So it’s no surprise that coffee-based drinks are a feature on the cocktail menu. The Espresso Martiki is one of many modern interpretations of classic cocktails, all delivered with a theatrical flair.
The interior of the bar is influenced by 1950s Hollywood and Vegas glamour, with a drinks list which oozes elegance. An award-winning bar team picked from the world’s leading bars ensures that all guests receive a unique hospitality experience.
115 Harrington Street, The Rocks, Sydney
Q & A with Martin from Maybe Sammy
What goes into a good cocktail?
Definitely good quality ingredients and proper ice. Also lots of attention and love from bartender.
What is your favourite thing about working in the bar industry?
Connecting with people and making them feel special.
How did your bar have to adapt to COVID-19?
We created our own bottled cocktail range which really helped us to survive and grow outside of classic guest range.
Apart from your bar, where you do like to drink and socialise?
Definitely around the world in different bars and countries to get inspiration.
What advice would you give to anyone looking to replicate your success in the bar industry?
Be yourself and focus on guests and their experience. Make their night memorable and unique.
Try a Rum Espresso Martini
After over a decade of mixing the best Espresso Martinis at exclusive events, we’ve created our own.
Our sister company The Cocktail Society has an Espresso Martini Cocktail Kit which makes for a perfect gift.