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Espresso Martini

espresso martini cocktail
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If you’re looking for a pick-me-up post-dinner, the Espresso Martini is here to jolt you awake with its boozy magical powers. The cold coffee-flavored cocktail mixes vodka with espresso coffee, coffee liqueur (usually Kahlúa) and simple syrup. Garnish with a few coffee beans, and it’s picture perfect.

British bartender Dick Bradsell invented this now-classic drink, a.k.a. the Vodka Espresso, 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 fuck me up” at the same time, and the Espresso Martini was the result.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz Coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz Freshly brewed espresso
  • Garnish: Coffee beans

Steps

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.

  2. Fine-strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  3. Garnish with 3 coffee beans.