The history of the espresso martini goes back to merry ol’ England in 1983, with bartender Dick Bradsell. While serving at the Soho Brasserie, a young supermodel approached the bartender and asked for a cocktail with coffee. Thinking quick on his feet, Bradsell mixed vodka, sugar, coffee liqueur and a shot of espresso from the coffee machine across from his station. And thus, the espresso martini was born, with the shot of fresh espresso-making the drink a hit on the club scene. Bradsell was championed for his success and went on to make the Bramble, Russian Spring Punch and Treacle. Talk about a mix master.