VODKA ESPRESSO

THE RETRO FAVORITE THAT SPAWNED THE ESPRESSO MARTINI!

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INGREDIENTS

Ice Cubes

0.5 parts Kahlúa

1.5 parts Absolut Vodka

0.3 parts Simple Syrup

1 part Espresso

3 Whole Coffe Beans

Ice Cubes

15 ml Kahlúa

45 ml Absolut Vodka

9 ml Simple Syrup

30 ml Espresso

3 Whole Coffe Beans

Ice Cubes

0.5 oz Kahlúa

1.5 oz Absolut Vodka

0.3 oz Simple Syrup

1 oz Espresso

3 Whole Coffe Beans

HOW TO MAKE
  1. Add all ingredients and lots of ice into a shaker, or any vessel with a lid.
  2. Shake for 15 – 20 seconds, to build up lots of that velvety foam.
  3. Strain into a retro martini or cocktail glass – not forgetting the foam!
  4. Finish off with 3 coffee beans on top (for good luck!).
FUN FACT

In 1983, a world famous model strutted into the London bar, where late bartender legend Dick Bradsell worked.

Worn out from a day of super-modelling, she orders a special drink but what she said would soon become legendary…

Dick had just the thing – inspired by the coffee grounds around him, he makes a freshly pressed espresso and mixes in a shaker together with Coffee Liqueur (Kahlúa of course), vodka and sugar syrup. After a long hard shake, he pours it into a martini glass and gently pushes the drink towards the model – The first version of the now-legendary cocktail was born!

Over the next few years, Bradsell refined the recipe into what would become the now-ubiquitous Espresso Martini.

The main difference between the two? The Vodka Espresso’s sweetness (thanks to the addition of simple syrup).

HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT VODKA ESPRESSO
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