The story goes that a delightful young lady entered a bar in Soho, London in the ’80s and asked for a drink that “wakes me up and then [insert expletive here] me up”. That’s when cocktail legend, Dick Bradsell created the Espresso Martini.
Obviously, in true Cranes style, we had to put our own twist on the classic so here’s our recipe including our divine cranberry & blood orange liqueur;
1 1/2 part Cranes Liqueur
1 part Espresso Coffee
1 part Vodka
1/2 part Coffee Liqueur
Coffee beans to garnish
Fill a martini glass with ice and set aside to chill
Pour 45ml Cranes liqueur, 15ml Espresso liqueur and a 30ml shot of espresso coffee into a cocktail shaker. Fill the rest of the shaker with ice
Shake until cold, approx 10 seconds
Empty the martini glass of ice
Using a cocktail strainer, strain the liquid into a martini glass
To finish, garnish with three coffee beans.