I’ve noticed an uptick in the popularity of espresso martinis lately. Maybe the pandemic is pushing us all to mix more cocktails at home, or maybe we all just need a boost of caffeine at our Quartini Happy Hours. Either way, I’m happy to see this trend reenergized (ha!).
Espresso martinis are popular amongst restaurant workers and remind me so much of my NYC culinary school days. We’d work long days, go to our internships in other kitchens and then meet for drinks out somewhere. After a long day on your feet, it’s no wonder espresso martinis are a go-to to get a night out started off right.
While my evenings these days look quite a bit different with two toddlers at home, the need for a shot of espresso in my drink is still very, very relevant. Luckily, this martini is easy to shake up and takes about 5 minutes max before you’re sipping bliss and tuning out toddler screams.