This is the inspiration behind my fourth illustrated cocktail artwork called “The Stimulant” featuring a Espresso Martini.
This year I have started to teach Computer Aided Design at Melbourne Fashion Institute and I have been doing some research on fashion illustration. I really admire Kelly Thomson’s work and this has given me the inspiration to try my first portrait drawing.
I read the story behind the Espresso Martini cocktail, originally called ‘The Stimulant’, and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to give it a try. Here is an insight about the creation of this cocktail from Punchdrink.com:
The story goes that Bradsell created the drink—originally called The Pharmaceutical Stimulant—at Fred’s Club in the late 1980s, when a young model, who Bradsell claims is now world famous, sidled up to the bar and asked for something to wake her up, and then fuck her up.
His solution was a combination of vodka, fresh espresso, coffee liqueur and sugar, shaken into a frothy mix of bittersweet addiction. (Some speculate the model was Kate Moss, others Naomi Campbell, but Bradsell has never revealed her identity.)
Photo by Mark Lobo at @folilio
Frame by Wilma Art Framing Concept.