Cocktail Collectives essential tools for Espresso Martini
Cocktail Collectives essential tools for Espresso Martini

Back in the late 1980s, it was a novel thought that vodka and espresso could work together. Thirty years on and it’s surprising this compatible combo weren’t blended together sooner!

So how did this icon of late night revelry come about? Well, it was created by UK bar-tending guru Dick Bradsell in a trendy Soho Brasserie called Fred’s Club. So the story goes, a well-known model walked into Bradsell’s bar and demanded something that would “wake me up and [err, muck] me up”. (You get the gist, we don’t need to spell it out…).

Bradsell’s solution? Vodka, coffee liqueur, espresso…

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