Invented by bartender Dick Bradsell in the 1990s when a model walked into his London bar and wanted something different, the Espresso Martini
is an absolute classic. This coffee-vodka mix with rich, dark-coloured espresso and creamy head looks great in a wide-rimmed, long-stemmed Martini glass. Add a few coffee beans on top and it’s one of the best-looking drinks around.
Jeff Bridges’ love for a White Russian in Cohen brothers’ film The Big Lebowski brought the White Russian back into favour – and rightly so. This mix of Smirnoff Espresso, cream or milk, Baileys Irish Coffee Liqueur and chocolate shavings is simply delicious served in a tumbler for you and friends to share – the perfect drink for a more relaxed party.
For those casual get-togethers, the Irish Coffee
has plenty going for it. Supposedly devised back in the 1940s by a chef at Shannon airport when a flight was cancelled, it was lift-off for the coffee cocktail. Use Baileys instead of cream, mix with coffee and add chocolate shavings to top. Your guests won’t want to depart.
But don’t just live a little, live a Latte. For a twist on this modern favourite of many a high street coffee outlet, lengthen espresso with milk as usual and add in Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur, plus grated cocoa flecks for the Baileys Latte
…It’s a Latte fun!