Espresso Martini: a boom in the United States
The Espresso Martini is back and is having its moment
The US has experienced a real Espresso Martini boom
Due to the pandemic, this drink is back in vogue. Now Espresso Martini is the perfect drink for a post-pandemic resurrection! Yes, Espresso Martini is back and is having its moment. Professionals are not so surprised that this coffee cocktail has popped up in the trendiest and best American bars. Over the last decade, undeniably, coffee culture and cocktail culture have begun to specialize, affecting an increasingly large segment of aware consumers. The US has experienced a real boom in recent months. Espresso Martini recipe is nearly perfect: vodka, espresso, coffee liqueur, and simple syrup. However, master mixologists around the nation are experimenting beyond the traditional formula with more contemporary versions that involve the addition of ingredients such as shaved chocolate.
Espresso Martini Is Everywhere, says the New York Times!
"The Espresso Martini Is Everywhere (Again)" states the New York Times. "Making its grand return to the zeitgeist alongside it all is the sweet, the strong, the satisfying (to some) … espresso martini". In an exciting piece, the New York newspaper chronicles the boom in this drink that began during the pandemic: "In its most classic form, the drink is freshly brewed espresso, coffee liqueur (like Kahlúa or Mr. Black) and vodka, shaken and served in a chilled martini glass with three roasted coffee beans as a garnish. The origin of the espresso martini is tied up in lore: The cocktail is attributed to Dick Bradsell, a bartender who worked at Fred's Club, a London bar, in the 1980s. By Mr. Bradsell's account, "a young model who's now-famous" walked into the bar and asked for "a drink that will wake me up and then" mess her up (though she was more deliciously crude)."
Espresso Martini “all’Italiana”
Try the Italian Style! Traditionally this drink involves the use of vodka. On the other hand, the Italian version replaces vodka with a classic amaro (many bartenders opt for Amaro Averna). The Italian version cannot do without the three coffee beans. Three, not one more and not one less! It goes without saying that coffee must be of the highest quality to enhance the flavor of your martini. Here at Magnifico, we can offer you an excellent selection of coffee like Aiello and Miscela d'Oro.
Make your Espresso Martini at home!
This drink is not strictly seasonal. You can indulge in it in winter as well as summer. It will keep you well awake and light on the calorie count! You can make your Espresso Martini at home! It's not too difficult to make this drink once you know-how. You would need vodka (or an Italian Amaro), espresso, coffee liqueur, simple syrup, and coffee beans. Here the quantities for two Espresso Martini: 4 ounces of vodka (or Amaro), 1.5 coffee liqueur (like Kahlua), 2 ounces of espresso, 0.5 ounces of simple syrup (made from sugar and water), ice for shaking, six coffee beans to garnish. And, of course, two chilled Martini glasses.
- Donatella Mulvoni