“Wake Me Up, and Then Fuck Me Up”

It may seem a bit crude, but it’s what we all want when we go out, right?

The worst feeling is when you’re out with friends trying to have a good time and all you can think about is how comfortable your bed is. There is a quick and easy solution: an Espresso Martini.

The drink was created in the mid-1980s by Dick Bradsell in response to a very famous super model at the time saying she wanted something to “wake me up, and then fuck me up”.

While I contemplated venturing out into the snow this evening to get one, my lovely sister did me a favor and made her own batch.


The classic Espresso Martini recipe is:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz espresso
  • 1/2 oz coffee liqueur
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup

My sister makes it without simply syrup and with an extra 1/2 oz of coffee liqueur and three dashes of Scrappy’s chocolate bitters. And if you’re a Baileys girl like me, just add 1/2 oz before you shake. It’s pretty strong… so highly recommended.

Garnish with three espresso beans so it looks like a chocolate chip cookie!