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  • 30.06.2022

Espresso Martinis just got better

The Espresso Martini is a sumptuous cocktail traditionally made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and espresso. Who’d have guessed that vodka and espresso would go so nicely together? It’s rich, decadent, and creamy, but what if we told you that we can take your espresso martini to a whole new level?


To improve upon a favourite, go to the experts 

Mr Barista stands on the shoulders of three giants, a heroic collaboration between Nil Desprandum, international coffee house Segafredo Zanetti Coffee, and Nutworks on the Sunshine Coast creating the next evolution of espresso martinis.

And what better place to start than Nil Desperandum’s own molasses spirit. Wild fermented and double distilled, however in this instance not oak-aged for 2 years (the Australian legal requirement for rum production), this base was selected to give Mr Barista coffee macadamia liqueur a rich, strong, and unique flavour profile.

The classic Segafredo Zanetti blend of cold-brewed coffees is then combined with this to give it the aromatic and wonderful taste that any good Espresso Martini deserves. From the production of raw beans on plantations to their technique of blending and roasting, Segafredo’s coffee is made by hand. Segafredo’s reputation for delivering the perfect mix of the world’s most famous and appreciated Italian coffees, made them the only choice Mr Barista.

And, as a perfect finishing touch, the specialists at Nutworks in Yandina use twice-roasted macadamia nuts for next-level flavour.  The nuts are macerated to lend a touch of oily nuttiness complementing Mr Barista’s rich taste brilliantly.

Three icons of their respective fields, each providing the perfect ingredient to create an expertly balanced Espresso Martini Mix that celebrates each element – distinctive, sweet molasses, bold and generous espresso and the rich roasted deliciousness of our world-famous indigenous nut – grown and harvested on the Sunshine Coast.

And if you can’t take our word for it, it’s well and truly time you tried it for yourself.

How to make your own Mr Barista Martini

If you’re going to whip up your own espresso martini with Mr Barista, we’d better make sure we offer you the right instructions — here’s our signature Espresso Martini recipe.


  • 30ML Sunshine & Sons Mr Barista
  • 30ML Sunshine & Sons Original Vodka
  • 30ML of Fresh Espresso
  • 15ML of Vanilla or Sugar Syrup
  • 3 Coffee Beans


  1. Add the Sunshine & Sons Mr Barista, Original Vodka, fresh espresso shot, and Vanilla Syrup to a cocktail shaker glass.
  2. Fill the glass up with ice and shake, shake, and keep shaking!
  3. Double strain into a martini glass and garnish with a few coffee beans.

Want to get to know Mr Barista on an intimate level?

Join Sunshine & Sons in July 2022 to celebrate world-class produce and talent across the Sunshine Coast region? We’re excited to be partnering with Silver Tongue Foods to bring you The Sweetest Thing – a masterclass pairing, showcasing our Mr Barista coffee liqueur and Silver Tongue’s handmade Sourdough Donuts.

Join us in the Sunshine to get $10 off your first sip.*



* Excludes selected product lines - Noosa Festival of Surfing, Kherson Liberation Gin, Patron’s Peace Vodka, The Generals Gin, Greenslander Gin & Woodfordia Dry Gin