The Espresso Martini
As a pick me up throughout your night or just because you love it.. I have no doubt many of you have tried an Espresso Martini at some point.
If you enjoy a good coffee in the morning, why aren't we all enjoying this amazing tipple on our night out?
Here at JavaHub, we've been looking into the ways in which we all enjoy our coffee and to be honest there is quite a world out there, which favours the flavours of our cherished coffee bean.
So where did it come from? As always there are several claims to fame with this one yet, the claim most common and is largely excepted in the industry is that of Dick Bradsell. London's Soho Brasserie, is the place of legend and Dick claimed that the coffee machine was situated, right next to the bar station, which often covered everything in ground coffee. So when a customer asked for something 'to wake her up and then f*ck her up', Dick very much had coffee on his mind.
Serving something similar to what would be served to you today, his contained Vodka, 2 different coffee liqueurs and an espresso which I have no doubt, fulfilled both of his punters requests!
So let's have a look at todays standard for this amazing drink,
Served cold, this coffee-flavoured cocktail is made with Vodka, an espresso coffee, coffee liqueur (traditionally Kahlua or Tia Maria) and sugar syrup, quantities below. It is not classed as a true Martini however, as it contains neither Gin or Vermouth, though I am not sure how much difference that really makes.
If you want to give this drink a go at home, we've dug out the recipe below;
- 50ml Vodka
- 30ml Kahlua/ Tia Maria
- 10ml Sugar Syrup
- Hot espresso coffee
Add all ingredients and a handful of ice into a cocktail shaker and shake until the outside feels icy cold. Serve through a fine strainer and garnish with coffee beans.
We are using our Moka D'or which pairs nicely with the fantastic Copper Rivet Distilleries, Vela Vodka, which is locally produced in Kent and has a delightfully distinct flavour. Crafted in small batches, they hand select only the best early harvest, Kentish wheat, barley and rye which is carefully distilled before being charcoal filtered to create their vodka.
Give it a try but please drink responsibly.