If you’re looking for a pick-me-up post-dinner, the Espresso Martini is here to jolt you awake with its boozy magical powers. The cold coffee-flavored cocktail mixes Rum with espresso coffee, coffee liqueur (Rutte cuban coffe liqueur) and Vanilla syrup. Garnish with fresh nutmeg powder, and it’s picture perfect.
British bartender Dick Bradsell invented this now-classic drink, a.k.a. the Vodka Espresso, at Fred’s Club in London in the late ’80s. Legend has it that Kate Moss asked for a drink that would “wake me up and then fuck me up” at the same time, and the Espresso Martini was the result.