Espresso Martini
Espresso Martini

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Espresso Martini

Sale price£4,000.00

Vodka, Coffee Liqueur, Espresso

Everyone's favourite guilty pleasure.

Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm / 39.2 x 39.2 in

Something to wake me up, then f*** me up!

In the tumultuous cocktail scene of 1970s and 1980s London, Dick Bradsell's name emerged as a symbol of transformation. With roles at esteemed establishments throughout the city, such as Zanzibar and Fred's, he spearheaded a revolution in the art of bartending. Bradsell championed fundamental principles: fresh fruit juice, chilled glassware, ample ice, and an unwavering dedication to genuine hospitality—now the cornerstone of modern bartending.

The Espresso Martini, his most iconic creation, was born from a unique request by a model at Soho Brasserie in the late 1980s: "Something to wake me up, then f*** me up." The result was a velvety, dual-toned pick-me-up, which is now cherished by cocktail enthusiasts worldwide. It proudly stands as a true modern classic.

Bradsell's legacy endures, a testament to his unwavering commitment to evolution and excellence, ensuring his cocktails remain relevant and beloved.


0.25oz / 7.5ml Sugar syrup (2:1)

1.0oz / 30ml Freshly brewed espresso 

0.5oz / 15ml Coffee Liqueur

1.5oz / 45ml Vodka

3 x Coffee beans

Prepare 3 x coffee bean garnish. Fill a coupe with cubed ice and put it to one side. Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and fill with cubed ice. Shake hard for 10 seconds. Open and dip taste. Discard the cubed ice from the coupe. Fine strain. Garnish.