Cocktail of the Week: Vodka Espresso

Today’s Cocktail of the Week: The Vodka Espresso

downloadFirst mixed in the 1980s by London bartender Dick Bradsell, the Vodka Espresso Cocktail (aka Espresso Martini) has a simplicity of preparation and an uncomplicated (but always appealing) flavor that make it a modern classic.

Glass: Cocktail or Martini


  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. espresso
  • 1/2 oz. coffee liqueur
  • 1/4 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
  • Tools: shaker, strainer
  • Glass: cocktail
  • Garnish: 3 coffee beans

Instructions: Combine ingredients in a shaker and fill with ice. Shake until chilled and foamy; strain into chilled glass and garnish.

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