A very easy to make cocktail which tastes fantastic if you use the right ingredients.
It was invented in the late 1980’s by barman Dick Bradsell when a top model requested a cocktail that would: ‘Wake me up and then f**k me up’.
The name comes from the main ingredient used for the drink together with the glass its served in even though it has no actual ‘Martini’ in it.
It soon became a popular drink across the world as its blend of enveloping taste and the simplicity in preparing it made it a perfect after dinner drink.
The bitter coffee flavor mixes with the coffee liquor to give birth to a drink to sip in all seasons. In the summer you can serve with ice scales, as a slush.
How to prepare it
The steps to prepare the Espresso Martini Coffee Cup La Tazza d’oro are few and simple.
We cool off a cocktail cup and pour 5 cl of vodka, 3 cl of espresso
coffee and 2 cl of coffee liqueur into a shaker.
Put the ice very dry and shake it very energetically for about a minute. Pour all the mixture, which will appear with a light foam consistent, in the cocktail cup previously flavoured with a touch of lime.
If you like, serve it on a slate dish with a tartar of fresh fruits and berries, lime and some coffee beans.
For an exquisite dessert version you can easily make a coffee affogato: put two cream ice cream balls in a bowl, add the Espresso Martini, plus another boiling coffee on the icecream and… the refereshing dessert is served!
A more alcoholic variant is to replace Vodka with any kind of grappa, for a fuller and stronger drink.
As for any cocktail, the key is good ingredients so choose a nice vodka and a really good blend of coffee, such as ‘La Tazza d’Oro Miscela Bar’ to ensure an optimal result.
Credits for this version of the recipe to ‘La Tazza d’Oro’.