The Espresso Martini is a sumptuous mix of vodka, coffee liqueur and espresso. It’s rich, indulgent and creamy, and the shot of espresso will make sure you keep up with the pack if you find yourself flagging at your special party!
The honour of this deliciously smooth cocktail invention goes to British bartender Dick Bradsell at Fred’s Club in London in the late ’80s. Legend has it that Kate Moss asked for a drink that would “wake me up and then f*** me up” at the same time.
His solution was a combination of vodka, fresh espresso, coffee liqueur and sugar, shaken into a frothy mix of bittersweet addiction.
Let’s do it:
- 50ml Vodka
- 25ml Coffee liqueur
- 25ml Fresh Esspresso
- Sugar syrup to sweeten to taste
- 3 coffee beans to garnish
Mix the ingredients together in a shaker (we prefer to use our M Shaker Chrome) full of ice and shake hard for 30 seconds. Strain into a Martini glass, you should get a nice froth on top which you can garnish with coffee beans.