Perhaps one drink as the years go on becomes increasingly popular among city bargoers. The drinks fans have no prime demographic. It hasn’t been around very long. It simply is delicious. That drink is an espresso martini, and you happen to be in luck because Quattro makes excellent ones. Let’s dive into the history of this rich, creamy, energy-filled cocktail so you can start enjoying them.
Background Check of The Espresso Martini
It’s rumored that British Cocktail legend Dick Brasdell was the creator of the Espresso Martini. Dick Brasdell became famous because of his innovative creations of cocktails during the London Bar scene in the 1980s. He frequently created drinks that became modern icons, such as; The Bramble, Russian Spring Punch, and The Treacle. Believe it or not, it was not always called the Espresso Martini. When the great bartender first created it, he named it “The Vodka Espresso” It Doesn’t sound as good, does it? As the nights progressed and people’s social batteries began to wind down, many called for the icon to make them a drink to wake them up. This was when Brasdell was able to create the Espresso Martini.
What’s great about the Espresso Martini is it’s not hard to make! And very shocking that no one thought of it sooner. Its ingredients are; Vodka, Coffee Liqueur, Espresso, a sweet syrup (vanilla works), and coffee beans to garnish. Anyways, Americans cannot get enough of them. Reason being? The average American consumes 2 cups of coffee every day. And the average coffee shop sells between 200-300 espressos every single day in a city. With the sheer amount of people drinking coffee, this drink was set up for success right from the start. A company that has set their drink up for pairing with Espresso Martini’s is the coffee liquor brand Kahlua. You can check out their page on Espresso Martinis as well.
So, Now What?
So, if the history and the recipe strike your fancy, come into Quattro Ristorante in the North End, and if you’re feeling a bit behind the pack in terms of energy, then our bartenders will whip you up a rich, creamy, as delicious as it is energizing Espresso Martini.