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Bar Clacson’s Espresso Martini

Bar Clacson's Espresso Martini

A minty-fresh take on the classic. 

In the house Espresso Martini at Bar Clacson in Los Angeles, vodka, aquavit and espresso syrup mix with fresh mint and a barspoon of Fernet.


  • 1 oz. vodka
  • ½ oz. aquavit
  • 1½ oz. espresso syrup
  • 1 barspoon Fernet (Clacson uses Leopold)
  • 4-6 mint leaves
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:coupe
  • Garnish:mint sprig


Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake with a large ice cube to briefly to chill. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish.

Espresso Syrup: Combine equal parts fresh espresso and white sugar by weight. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool before use and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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