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Espresso Martini
Since a certain spy first requested his Martinis with vodka, in place of gin, the name of that classic cocktail has been erroneously applied to just about anything served neat in a cone-shaped glass with a stem. (The latest ersatz invention is the Veltini, made with a trademarked cheese spread.) But one variant worthy of the name—despite its lack of gin or even vermouth—is the Espresso Martini. The drink actually started life in 1983 with the more legitimate name of the Vodka Espresso. The legendary Dick Bradswell of London’s Soho Brasserie concocted it, supposedly at the behest of a supermodel who requested both a pick-me-up and a lay-me-out in one glass. Fashionab…
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