The Dasher Express

The Dasher Express

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It’s starting to get colder and sometimes we need a quick and delicious pick me up cocktail to start the weekend right. The Dasher Express is a modern take on the Espresso Martini, created by the famous late bartender Dick Bradsell, as a request from a British top model in his London bar in 1983. 


Espresso martini being poured



Step 1: Prepare the coffee beforehand and let it chill

Step 2: Fill your shaker with lots of ice

Step 3: Pour the vermouth, vodka, coffee and maple syrup into the shaker

Step 4: Shake to mix all of the ingredients together until chilled and frothy

Step 5: Strain ingredients into a coupe glass

Step 6: Shave the dark chocolate right on top of the drink for garnish

Step 7: Reward yourself with a sip — enjoy!

woman holding espresso cocktail


The coffee, maple syrup and dark chocolate pairs well with the complex flavour profile of the Haberdasher Vermouth without overpowering its delicate herbal components such as sage, cedar and wormwood. Who knew this combination could be this refreshing?! 

We want to see how you’re getting creative with our wines and vermouth — be sure to tag us @traynorvineyard so we can share. Cheers!