Its not a Fucking Expresso Martini

What a fantastic cocktail that is so amazing to get a terrible one, I’ve had so many variants that its hard to nail my favourite (Although one with Bailies and cheap vodka was probably my least favrourite)… The cocktail was invented by Dick Bradsell and was apparently created when a model asked him for a drink to ‘wake me up and fuck me up’…yes it certainly does that! Like an vodka redbull with class!

Here are a few of my tried combinations, but really the key I find to this drink is the following:

  1. If your making a vodka espresso martini, use a good viscous vodka (I like Ketel One, which incidentally is a wheat based vodka!)
  2. Use good espresso or cold brew…The good coffee just makes this drink so much better

Espresso Martini (Butterscotch)

2 shots of home made coffee infused Vodka 1/2 shot creme de cacao 1/2 shot butterscotch schnapps 3 shots of cold brew

Espresso Martini

1 shot white creme de cacao 1 shot of vodka infused coffee 1.5 shots of kahluah 2 shots of cold press coffee 1/2 Shot of vodka

The problem that I usually have when making these with coldbrew is the nice foamy head on the drink, extra shaking, ice and just playing around with the amounts makes a difference.

A nice shot of Vanilla bean extract or some ground vanilla bean on the top also gives it a really nice flavour.

I also find sometimetimes you can be too heavy handed adding the extra flavours and kill the great coffee taste.

Try a whiskey (single malt, blended scotch, even smokier ones can be good)!

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