Love them or hate them, espresso martinis are here to stay. The drink ranked as one of the most popular cocktails of 2021, and it can feel like everyone around you loves to order this twist on a martini. So if everyone loves them, what's behind the bartender's disdain for this popular drink?
There's something about espresso martinis that just rub bartenders the wrong way. Maybe it's the fact that they're so popular, and everyone seems to want one. Or maybe it's the fact that they're a pain in the butt to make.
Whatever it is, bartenders everywhere can agree on one thing: they hate making espresso martinis. It's always a hassle to get the espresso machine set up properly (if they even have one), and then you have to make sure you're using the right ratio of coffee to alcohol. Not to mention all of the clean-up afterwards!
But despite all of these headaches, espresso martinis are still one of the most popular drinks out there, so if you haven't tried one, we recommend ordering one the next time you are at brunch or dinner. Just make sure you get a recommendation from a friend before ordering one blindly. You can also try Après Hours, who created a solution for those seeking a convenient espresso martini. The gluten free, dairy free, ready-to-drink cocktail was created to be taken (almost) anywhere and saves you the hassle of attempting to make one at home or ordering a sugary-filled espresso martini at a restaurant. Make sure to get your hands on Après Hours if you haven't already - available to ship to 40 states.