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Frosty Fusion: Crafting the Cold Brew Espresso Martini

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Introducing the Chilled Brew Delight, a refreshing take on the beloved Espresso Martini, infused with the icy allure of cold brew coffee. Join us as we venture into the world of mixology, where the bold essence of chilled coffee meets premium vodka and decadent coffee liqueur, promising a revitalizing sip that invigorates the senses – a tribute to refreshing indulgence.

The Origins of the Espresso Martini

The credit for the creation of this irresistibly smooth cocktail belongs to none other than the esteemed British bartending virtuoso, Dick Bradsell. Renowned for his pioneering contributions to the cocktail scene in 1980s London, Bradsell’s innovative concoctions graced the menus of iconic establishments like The Player, 6 Degrees, and Match. Among his repertoire of modern classics, including the acclaimed Bramble, one creation stands out: the Espresso Martini.

Legend has it that Bradsell crafted this libation – initially dubbed The Vodka Espresso, later christened the Pharmaceutical Stimulant – during his tenure at Fred’s Club in the late 1980s.

Since its inception, the Espresso Martini has transcended borders to become a beloved classic worldwide. While numerous claims to its invention have surfaced over the years, the consensus remains: the true originator of this iconic cocktail is none other than Dick Bradsell.

The Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 Spirit of 1737 ™ Gold
  • 1 oz espresso, cold brewed
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Ice Cubes
  • Garnish: coffee beans

Instructions

  1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine vodka, coffee liqueur, cold brew espresso, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake vigorously until well-chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with three coffee beans for a final touch of elegance.

ESPRESSO MARTINI FAQ

How do I achieve the perfect froth?

Achieving that luxurious froth is simple – just shake your ingredients vigorously with plenty of ice for at least 20 seconds. The longer you shake, the more microfoam develops, resulting in that velvety froth when you pour it into your glass.

How can I make my espresso martini feel creamier?

The secret to a creamy texture lies in the froth. Ensure you’re shaking up a good froth for at least 20 seconds. This will provide that creamy, velvety mouthfeel you desire.

Why do I need to strain my espresso martini?

Straining removes ice shards post-shake and enhances the cocktail’s clarity. A tea strainer works just as effectively as a dedicated cocktail strainer.

What do the three coffee beans symbolize?

Adding three coffee beans on top of the froth is a tradition symbolizing health, wealth, and happiness, adding a delightful touch to your drink.

What’s the best coffee roast for espresso?

It’s best to use freshly roasted espresso coffee beans! For best flavor, use medium-roasted, high-quality beans that you can ground yourself.

I don’t have a shaker. What can I use?

You don’t necessarily need a shaker. Anything with a tight-fitting lid, such as a protein shaker or mason jar, will suffice to prevent messiness.

What type of ice should I use?

Any ice will do the trick! For the best results, consider using ice made from filtered water. For an extra kick of coffee taste, experiment with ice cubes made from your favorite filtered coffee.

What food pairs well with an espresso martini?

Espresso martinis are an excellent addition to brunch. Consider pairing one with pancakes, avocado toast, or bagels for a delightful culinary experience.

The Cold Brew Espresso Martini embodies sophistication with a refreshing edge, inviting you to indulge in its frosty embrace and experience the magic of mixology in a whole new light. Cheers to the chilled brew delight that elevates the timeless appeal of the Espresso Martini to thrilling new heights!

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