August 2, 2021
Need a Coffee Gin Cocktail to impress your mates? Try this!
50ml Death Gin Coffee
20ml Caramel Syrup
Shake like mad with ice and serve with a toasted marsh mellow on a skewer and a dusting of cocoa in your favourite coupe glass!
But where did Espresso Martini’s come from?
With a relatively short history, the Espresso Martini is believed to have been first created in the early 80s by a London bartender named Dick (of course!). Apparently, a famous model entered the Soho bar where he worked and asked him to create a drink that would “wake me up”. Given there was a coffee machine in the bar, he decided to combine the coffee with vodka. Naming it the Vodka Espresso, the original recipe featured vodka, sugar syrup, two types of coffee liqueur and freshly made espresso.
At the time, any cocktail served in a V-shaped glass was known as a martini, so he later renamed his drink the Espresso Martini.
Here’s some fun facts about our beloved coffee:
- The drink dates back to 800 A.D.
- Coffee beans are technically seeds.
- You can eat coffee cherries as a food.
- There are two main types: Arabica and Robusta.
- Brazil grows the most coffee in the world.
- Only two U.S. states produce coffee.
- Espresso means “pressed out” in Italian.
- The world’s most expensive coffee can cost more than $600 a pound.
- Multiple people have tried to ban coffee.
- You can overdose on coffee.
- Finland is home to the biggest coffee lovers. (Not Melbourne, WTF??)
- Coffee drinkers tend to live longer.