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Zero-Proof AeroPress Espresso Martini

Andrew Pautler

AeroPress Zero Proof Espresso Martini

Whether you’re participating in “Dry January” or avoid alcohol regardless the time of year, this non-alcoholic coffee cocktail recipe is a great alternative to the classic Espresso Martini. It removes the need for an espresso machine by using espresso made with an AeroPress and also removes the alcohol replacing it with the optional Seedlip Spice 45, a non-alcoholic spirit. This zero-proof AeroPress variation on the classic is as delicious as it is easy to make.

AeroPress Zero Proof Espresso Martini

Zero-Proof AeroPress Espresso Martini

Celebrate dry January with this easy and delicious zero-proof coffee cocktail using the AeroPress coffee maker.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving



AeroPress Espresso

  • 18 grams coffee ground for espresso
  • 100 grams water 210°F (99°C)

Simple Syrup

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 0.5 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp hot water


  • ice
  • 1 oz heavy cream
  • 1 oz Seedlip Spice 45 optional


  • Prepare AeroPress for brewing in the upright position. Ideally use the flow control cap, if available (see note).
  • Grind coffee to espresso fineness and add to AeroPress.
  • Add 100g of near-boiling water to AeroPress and stir back & forth aggressively. Set aside to brew for ~2 minutes.
  • After ~2 minutes, slowly push down on the AeroPress over 30-45 seconds. 
  • Make the simple syrup my mixing brown sugar, vanilla and hot water together. Stir to combine.
  • In a cocktail shaker, add ice, AeroPress espresso, simple syrup, heavy cream, and Seedlip Spice 45. Shake vigorously.
  • Double strain into a martini glass.
  • Garnish with three coffee beans.


  • The Seedlip Spice 45 is not required but does add some nice complexity to the drink. Feel free to swap with another non-alcoholic spirit of your choice.
  • Using the flow control filter cap isn’t required, but does help avoid any dripping through during brewing and when grinding as fine as espresso.
Keyword aeropress, cocktail, espresso
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