Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (3 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Dust with chocolate-orange Java salt over 1/3 of cocktail

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Patrón Silver blanco tequila
1 fl oz Espresso coffee (freshly brewed & hot)
1/2 fl oz Galliano Espresso Coffee liqueur
1/2 fl oz Oloroso sherry
1/4 fl oz Lemon oleo saccharum
3 dash Xocolatl mole bitters
3 dash Orange Bitters by Angostura
5 drop Saline solution 4:1 (20g sea salt to 80g water)
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History:

Created in August 2023 by Nicole Salicetti in New York City, USA, this was the winning cocktail of the Galliano Espresso Martini Competition.

I happened to learn that the Espresso Martini was one of George Michael's favorite drinks. He is one of my all-time favorite artists and another major hit out of Great Britain. Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, a hit by Wham!, encapsulates the spirit of the cocktail as Dick Bradsell was inspired to create the original while he was frequently requested for a drink that would 'wake me up but keep me properly buzzed' (to paraphrase). I decided to use tequila as the base spirit because it pairs so perfectly with the notes that also go perfectly with espresso, keeping the nod to the original Difford's recipe, I used lemon peel as orange to add the essence of expressed peels. Using sherry helped dry this cocktail while the saline rounds it out, and the use of orange and mole bitters truly tie together every ingredient and make Galliano Espresso shine!

Nicole Salicetti, August 2023

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 16.78% alc./vol. (33.56° proof)
  • 19.2 grams of pure alcohol
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