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Kate Moss walks into a bar…

In case you didn’t know, the espresso martini has a rather sexy backstory.

Legend has it that London bartender Dick Bradsell concocted the drink in the late ’80s when supermodel Kate Moss famously asked for a drink that would “wake me up and f@ck me up.”

Three decades later, this retro cocktail (not a true martini) is ideal as a boozy pick-me-up or after-dinner drink. With vodka, Kahlua and espresso, nearly any bartender will shake one, and when there’s cold brew coffee in the fridge, it’s super simple to make at home, too.

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When you wanna feel a little like a sexy supermodel, a mega popstar or just super-awesome like the larger-than-life ’80s, go heavy on the eyeliner and espresso martini yo’self!  

How to make a mean espresso martini
Espresso martinis are one of my back-pocket cocktails when expecting friends stopping by for a drink. Dust off that Kahlua bottle (and your shaker) and try two of my favorite variations.

And, yes, you can batch ’em!


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