Just when you think you’re the consummate coffee connoisseur, along comes the espresso martini, an enticing brew of espresso coffee, Kahlua, and vodka. While coffee is hardly a newcomer to the bar – Irish coffee has been around for ages, and the Black Russian wouldn’t be a Black Russian without Kahlua, the espresso martini gives it a sexy new persona together in a whole new sexy way. But then what would you expect of a cocktail created in a London bar when a top fashion model issued an X-rated challenge to the barman? The barman, as bartenders are called in Great Britain, rejoiced in being able to tap his creative side. Rather than serving up brew after brew (as in ale or lager) he served up a brew of a different breed – a shot of espresso, a shaker of spirits, and voilà – the espresso martini came into being. And in case you’re wondering, yes, it fulfilled the model’s wishes.