People Are Making Whipped Espresso Martinis and They Look Incredible | 22 Words

With our bars and restaurants shut indefinitely, we have been making a lot of our own homemade cocktails in these last couple of weeks.

But now, one woman has raised the bar by creating her own whipped espresso martini, and it is incredibly easy to make.

Keep scrolling to hear more about this delicious invention, and how to make one for yourself...

Out of all the cocktails in the world...

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It is the espresso martini that reigns supreme.

A smooth blend of espresso and vodka...

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The espresso martini makes for the perfect late-night pick-me-up and, as a result, has been a boozy favorite for decades.

This particular martini is now known and loved all over the world.

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But it comes from humble beginnings.

The birth of the espresso martini is credited to the British bartending guru, Dick Bradsell.

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Though countless people have claimed to be the inventors of the beverage, the most popular story goes that Bradsell came up with the spec while working in a cocktail bar in London in the 1980s.

A young model had apparently approached Bradsell at the bar...

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And asked for him to make her a drink that would both “wake her up and f*** her up."

And his solution?

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A delicious concoction of vodka, fresh espresso, coffee liqueur, and sugar, all shaken into a frothy mix and poured into a martini glass.

Perfection.

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Thus, the espresso martini was born. Bradsell's invention boomed in popularity and today, it is one of the most beloved cocktails of all time.

And, not only is it delicious...

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It is also incredibly easy to make for yourself at home.

One of the beauties of this drink is the sheer simplicity of it.

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Vodka. Coffee. Sugar. It couldn't be more straight forward.

And, as a result of the ongoing lockdown, plenty of us have been trying our hands as bartenders at home.

With all the ingredients being available in the local supermarket, many of us have been stocking up and shaking our own espresso martinis from the comfort of our own kitchens.

The closure of our bars and restaurants has brought out the creative juices...

People have been getting very inventive as to how they enjoy their espresso martinis... Take this version with orange gin, for example.

Some people have even been turning them into caramel shots...

Now, this is a shot I could get on board with.

But now, one woman has raised the bar for all espresso martini inventions.

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Introducing: The whipped espresso martini.

Cocktail enthusiast, Lucy Morton, has shared her recipe for the Courvoisier Dalgona Martini...

Which is her own brandy-based, sugar-coma inducing version of the popular cocktail.

Lucy, who is a self-proclaimed "spirits specialist", has created a video that gives step-by-step instructions on how to make the drink for yourself...

And it is surprisingly easy! Keep scrolling to see how to make this incredible drink for yourself.

Step 1. Get together your ingredients.

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All you need for this drink is instant coffee, caster sugar, hot water, milk (or any plant-based alternative), Courvoisier VSOP (or any other brand of brandy), some form of vanilla syrup or essence, ice, and a whisk. Oh, and a cocktail shaker, of course. All the exact measurements have been specified in her video.

Firstly, you prepare the topping.

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Lucy adds 2 tablespoons of coffee, 2 tablespoons of caster sugar, and 2 tablespoons of hot water. She then whisks thoroughly for around 5 minutes.

It should end up looking like this...

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A pale, brown, gloopy mixture. This can be stored in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Next up, the most important part...

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The cocktail!

And don't worry if you've never made a cocktail before...

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Lucy talks through the process. You add twenty-five milliliters of your vanilla syrup, fifty milliliters of milk, and, finally, fifty milliliters of brandy (or any spirit of your choice.)

You add ice into the shaker...

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And you shake away!

And if you don't have a cocktail shaker?

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Not a problem, a simple protein shake bottle will do.

You then strain your freshly-shaken cocktail into a chilled martini glass...

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Or any form of fancy glassware you can get your hands on. We won't judge you if it ends up in an old mug...

And then, it's time to add the coffee whip.

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Lucy does this by carefully spooning the mixture on top, and creating little flicks in the mixture as she ladles it on. Though this does take practice, so don't worry if it gets a little messy.

Finally, a little bit of coffee or chocolate is finely grated onto the top.

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It just looks too good to be true, doesn't it?

Voilà!

There you have it, the finished product. But, if you're still not feeling confident, you can watch Lucy's video here.

By the end of this pandemic, we're all going to be professional bartenders...

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And this cocktail isn't the only one doing the rounds online - Keep scrolling to learn how to make these incredible alcoholic slushies...