You know those moments when it's too late for a warm, comforting latte, but juuuust late enough to claim it's cocktail hour and get stuck into your at-home cocktail trolley (read: kitchen pantry). Enter, the espresso martini.
The espresso martini was originally invented by British bartending legend Dick Bradsell, after a young lass (*ahem* a well-known British model *ahem*) sidled up to his bar and requested something to “wake me up and f*ck me up”. Lady, we hear you.
When it comes to making an espresso martini, there is really only one recipe you need to master—the Salted Espresso Martini! Made with Grey Goose (only the world’s best tasting vodka), DeKuyper creme de cafe and espresso, plus a pinch of salt to heighten all of the flavours. The subtle almond notes in Grey Goose vodka work perfectly alongside espresso, making this recipe a total game-changer.
Get ready to memorise the only espresso martini recipe you need to master.
Grey Goose Salted Espresso Martini
Shake all ingredients together with ice and pour into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with cocoa, salt and three coffee beans (because you’re fancy, obviously).
If making an espresso martini in the comfort of your own home is not your thing, then head to Sweetwater Rooftop Bar in East Fremantle to get your hands on one (or three).
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