Snap Scene: Adelaide’s First Cocktail Festival – The Espresso Martini

February 19, 2018 Mary Boukouvalas

The Espresso Martini – blame Dick Bradsell! Created in the late 1980s Soho, London. A model asked for something that would, “wake me up, and then f**k me up.” (some speculate the model was Kate Moss, others Naomi Campbell, but Bradsell has never revealed her identity.) Dick admits that the cocktail’s invention happened out of circumstance and annoyance with the coffee machine being right next to his drink’s station… and because Vodka was all the rage in the 80’s. The cocktail got so popular that we enjoy versions in bars around the world. And now… there’s a FESTIVAL! […]

Spirit Scene: Don the Beachcomber’s Mai Tai

September 14, 2017 Martin Cilia

In March 2012 I went on a pilgrimage to Southern California, this is where surf music was born in the early sixties. One of the gigs I played while I was there was at the legendary Don the Beachcomber where I was introduced to their Mai Tai. I haven’t found anything like it in Australia. […]

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