Serve in anOld-fashioned glass
Float 3 coffee beans in the centre of the drink, arranged in a flower petal formation.
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into ice-filled glass.
|1 2/3 fl oz||Ketel One Vodka|
|1 1/2 fl oz||Espresso coffee (freshly made & hot)|
|2/3 fl oz||Galliano Espresso Coffee liqueur|
|1/6 fl oz||Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)|
Read about cocktail measures and measuring.
Vodka and coffee combine in this tasty wake-up call.
Created circa 1983 by Dick Bradsell while bartending at the Soho Brasserie on Old Compton Street, London who created his Vodka Espresso for a woman, said to be an "American model," who famously asked for "Something that's gonna wake me up, then fuck me up."
The Vodka ExpressoDick Bradsell, 2010s
50mls good vodka
1 dash of sugar
A shot of extra extra strong espresso coffee.
Shake on ice. Pour all over rocks in a small old fashioned glass.
Two sipper straws (optional).
Over a decade later, this cocktail was tweaked and served straight-up to become the much better-known Espresso Martini and you can read more about both cocktails on our Espresso Martini page.
One serving of Vodka Espresso contains 189 calories.