The Espresso Martini
1 Long espresso
Chill the martini glass, by filling it with crushed ice or placing it in the fridge beforehand. Then combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously for roughly 15 seconds. Proceed to double strain the cocktail into the pre-chilled martini glass and garnish with three coffee beans. Enjoy!
In cocktail terms, the Espresso Martini has a relatively short history with the drink is believed to have been first created in the early eighties by London bartender Dick Bradsel. According to Dick, a famous model entered the Soho Brasserie where he was working, and asked him to create a drink that would “wake me up”. As there was a coffee machine next to where Dick was serving drinks, he decided to combine the coffee with vodka. Naming it the Vodka Espresso. At the time, any cocktail served in a V-shaped glass was known as a martini, so Dick later renamed his drink the Espresso Martini.