History of the Espresso Martini
The history of the espresso martini dates back to 1980s London where cocktail legend Dick Bradsell made the drink for a young lady who entered his bar. According to the story, the lady asked Dick to make her "something that wakes me up and then [insert expletive here] me up!" Naturally, Dick combined the caffeine in espresso with the alcohol content in a martini and the espresso martini was born!
Using ingredients such as vodka, coffee liquor and espresso, the espresso martini is guaranteed to please. It's as good as it is confusing. One wouldn't think that espresso and liquor would go well together but as it turns out, the pair works beautifully.
Where to Serve
The espresso martini works great for dinner parties as an after meal treat. Be careful though, do not let your guests drive after indulging! It also also works as a party cocktail as most enjoy the differing combination. The drink is as rich as it is sweet and delivers that punch most desire at a party.
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