Wake me the f*** up, and give me $1000.

“Wake me up, then f*** me up.” She politely placed her drink order.

It was very late at night, or to some, very early in the morning. As the rumour goes, a very famous model went to a very famous bartender – next minute, The Pharmaceutical Stimulant was born! Or better known to us today as the Espresso Martini.

So thank you to Mr Dick Bradsell, and (allegedly) Naomi Campbell or Kate Moss, you no longer have to lose a drinking buddy to the dreaded words, “Mate, it’s getting a bit late. I’m knackered. Think I’ll be off.” with some hasty eye contact with the bartender, combined with some hand gestures and lip reading, your index finger and middle finger working to place the order – you’ve just solidified another hour of  friend filled drinking!

Espresso Martinis have really stepped up in Melbourne – with Eau de Vie and their masterpiece Espresso Zabaione ft. liquid nitrogen frozen saffron and vanilla mousse, to Mr Miyagi and their show stopping Cold Drip Martini; Shochu, cold drip coffee, garnished with a life changing warm sake and white chocolate foam.

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Mr Miyagi – Showing it how it’s done.

 

There is no end to what magical possibilities open up when you explore the night teamed with your favourite spirit with a little booster of caffeine.

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Eau de Vie, words cannot even describe your beauty…

It’s a magical world that really, deserves more exploration. It’s for this reason Little Drippa has decided to go on a quest to find some more dazzling libations to the sum of $1000 – yup, one. thousand. dollars. Exciting, no!?

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There’s no coincidence that the age of the Enlightenment came around the exact same time coffee hit the scene, so with a bit of creativity, lets start to shed a bit of light on the bar scene, and find this revolutionary new cocktail! With a thousand reasons to be apart of the movement, it’s hard to say no really…

Enter at: http://www.littledrippacompetition.com

 

An avocado, a bottle of rum and some coffee walk into a bar….

I usually like a bit of banter, but it’s Sunday and I feel like everyone is going through the same struggle as I am.

So! I’m going to jot a couple of recipes down, you guys can have a play with them (I’d rather you have them now, then see them Monday and have to wait a week for an excuse to make them.) And we can go from there?

I promise a thesis of history, interesting facts, and bars to venture to. But as I mentioned before, it’s Sunday, and I think we’re all in struggle town. The beauty of these following pick me ups, is they ALL contain cold drip coffee, so they will pick you the f#$* up! Yes yes, it’s all pretty exciting. I’ll stop rambling now… lets do this!

Barrel Aged Gin!? & ready to go Cold Drip coffee perfected for cocktails? Yeah, it's meant to be.

Barrel Aged Gin!? & ready to go Cold Drip coffee perfected for cocktails? Yeah, it’s meant to be.

The coffee I’m using is Little Drippa Cold Drip, I’ll post more about this soon. Pretty much when it comes to making cocktails cold drip is the best for mannnnny reasons! In short:

  1. Chilled espresso gets bitter.
  2. Cold Brew is too weak
  3. Hot coffee isn’t an option
  4. Instant coffee shouldn’t touch alcohol. It’s banned in every state. Fact.

(I’ll go into more detail later, promise!)

Drum roll please!

Cold Drip Coffee Negroni!

30ml Campari
30ml Ransom Gin
30ml Sweet Vermouth
15ml Little Drippa Cold Drip Coffee
Blood orange to garnish

1. Stir all ingredients down with ice.
2. Garnish with Blood Orange
3. Enjoy!

One I prepared earlier 😏

One I prepared earlier 😏

Vietnamese Iced Coffee… ft. Vodka.

For those playing at home, yes I did float Maltesers on top. Because why not.

For those playing at home, yes I did float Maltesers on top. Because why not.

30ml Sweet & Condensed Milk
30ml Normal Milk
60ml Little Drippa Cold Drip Coffee
30ml Vodka

1. Stir together the milks together first, then pour over into a glass filled with ice.
2. Layer with coffee (I used the back of a spoon) (it helps) (a lot)
3. Then layer with vodka.
4. Then enjoy.

Then last but not least to get them hungover feels to bed and get ready for your Sunday sesh…

This taste better than ice cream. .. And I really like ice cream...

This taste better than ice cream. .. And I really like ice cream…

This is blended, so get out them nutribullets…

1/2 an avocado
2 tablespoons sweet & condensed milk
40ml Little Drippa Cold Drip Coffee
30ml Captain Morgans/ spiced rum
Mint sprig & coffee beans for garnish

  1. Add all ingredients in blender with a handful of ice.
  2. Blend! -bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
  3. Pour into fancy glass, garnish with mint sprig and coffee beans!
  4. Enjoy, and letsss get this Sunday started!!!

Recipes done!

Have a great day! Get your sip on! Til next time!

Prost!