Espresso Martini

The espresso martini is a cocktail name familiar to all but the most inexperienced of drinkers

but it wasn’t always known as such

Invented by Dick Bradsell back in 1983 during his tenure at the Soho Brasserie

it was originally christened the “Vodka Espresso”.

Cocktail legend has it that a young,

future supermodel sidled up to the bar and asked Dick to make her a cocktail with coffee.

He mixed her a drink using vodka, sugar, coffee liqueur and a shot of espresso,

pulled from the coffee machine next to his station

It’s a story that has helped the drink retain an edginess that many modern cocktails have failed to replicate