Master the Modern Martini

Once you've mastered the art in making an Espresso Martini, any twist on the modern martini is at your service. 

The Modern Martini

Shaken not stirred. The late 80s saw the popularity of classy cocktails, especially martinis, taking heavy pace as fresh ingredients finally started to find their way into cocktails. 

Bartenders realized the brilliant potential for vodka when mixrf with fresh ingredients while maintaining a strong alcohol to mixer ratio – and so – the modern martini was created. 

The Espresso Martini

One of London's greatest cocktail creation stories takes place in 1984, at Fred's Place. The bartender was Dick Bradsell, the godfather of London's cocktail renaissance. The classic drink is rumored to have come about as per the request of a now famous model who wanted a drink that'll keep her awake. The result? Fresh espresso and vodka, of course. Well, that's the rumous anyway. 

After that, Dick brought the Espresso Martini to the famous Damien Hirst establishment, Pharmacy Bar, servied in a medicinal cup. where it was dubbed the Pharamaceutical Stimulant. Mm, yes, sign up up for that prescription.

Master the Absolut Classic recipe for the Espresso Martini for yourself from our Drink Library.

Three Twists

Once you've got the Espresso Martini basics it's three cheers for The Contemporary Modern Martinis. Try these:

French Martini

2 Parts Absolut Vodka
2 Parts Pineapple Juice
1/2 Part Raspberry Liqueur
1 Whole Raspberry

How to mix: Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a raspberry. 

The Bund Trader


50ml Absolut Pears
30ml Fresh Lemon Juice
20ml Simple Syrup
20ml Cloudy Apple Juice
5ml Fresh Ginger Juice
10ml Egg White

Method: Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice cubes and shake until cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a pear fan.