Has anyone else found that their intake of both caffeinated and alcoholic beverages have increased substantially during the last 12 months? It might just be me, but I’m pretty sure that most of us have found the need to imbibe more frequently that we used to (it’s just me isn’t it?). Now, although I don’t condone drinking to excess (please do drink responsibly people), I do endorse the mixing of caffeine and alcohol, especially when it’s in the form of an espresso martini.
The espresso martini, or the ‘vodka espresso’ cocktail as it was originally known, was invented in 1983 by Dick Bradsell when he worked at the Soho Brasserie. It has been a staple in cocktail bars and restaurants ever since, and it certainly is one of the more popular cocktails at Copper & Ink. It’s quite possibly my favourite cocktail to both make and drink and I think it always looks so elegant. As with most cocktails, the base ingredients you use are what elevate it, and I believe that the ingredients I use in mine make for a really special drink. Ethical and tasty? What more could you ask for?!
*This vodka is made from milk, so if you are vegan or have a dairy allergy, you will want to use an alternative