The perfect bank holiday coffee wake up!

Well found the perfect way to stay caffeinated and hydrated for this bank holiday weekend. Happy bank holiday to everybody here in London!

martini recipeCocktails are getting a tad expensive in bars these days, the good news is however that more and more supermarkets are offering the bits and pieces you need to make your own at home – all you need is the ability to follow a recipe and some fancy glasses!

To spend your weekend drinking Espresso Martinis just follow the recipe below, given, very kindly by Havana Club.

Havana Club Nude Espresso


  • Havana Club Anejo 7 Anos (35ml)
  • Sherry (50ml)
  • Sugar syrup (Sainsburys has this)(12 ml)
  • Coffee Beans east whole beans (10g)
  • Grapefruit juice (12ml)


  • Steam coffee beans in stainless steel jug
  • Add Grapefruit juice
  • Add sugar syrup and sherry
  • Add Havana
  • Strain and serve with grapefruit rind garnish.

Thanks to Who’s Jack

The Story Of Espresso

wonderful coffee.


The Dish

It won’t take long:

The first espresso machines — rather steampunk-y brass fixtures — were built for turn-of-the-century hotel bars [in Italy] to accelerate the process of preparing coffee for clientele, mostly visitors from more prosperous European nations who were enjoying Belle Époque mercantilism and mobility. Acceleration was the watchword of early 20th-century Italy, only recently unified as a nation and rocked by a second industrial revolution. Like trains, automobiles, and the thrusting designs of Futurist artists (some of the recipes in the Futurist Cookbook even use espresso as an ingredient), the initial sex appeal of espresso was in speed and efficiency…. [I]n most Italian coffee bars, the small cups of caffé were sipped standing up at a counter, a posture that permitted conversation but no lingering. Customers had to drink up and move out, making room for more customers, and workers had to get back on the clock.

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