Legend has it that Soho Brasserie bartender Dick Bradsell invented this drink in the late 80s, for a model who waltzed into his bar and demanded something that would “wake me up, and then fuck me up.” Consider yourself warned!
Real espresso is ideal – regular drip coffee is simply too weak and watery to provide the strong backbone this drink requires.
- 2 parts Vodka or Dessert vodka or Vanilla vodka
- 1½ parts Espresso
- ½ part Simple syrup or Vanilla syrup
- ¼ part Coffee liqueur
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a few coffee beans, placed gently atop the foam.
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- Espresso Martini on Wikipedia