Back in the 80s a patron of Brasserie Soho, went to the bar and said that they wanted a drink that was going to wake them and then f**K them up. The man behind the bar was the legendary barman Dick Bradsell and he only went and created one of the most legendary cocktails – a combination of two of our favourites things (coffee + alcohol), the espresso martini. Dick Bradsell and whoever the drinker was, we thank you.
London loves an espresso martini, so much so that next month London is getting its first espresso martini festival. Mr Black are teaming up with DrinkUp.London (the team behind London Cocktail Week) to bring three days of boozy coffee to the capital as 50 top cocktail bars take part. Each one of the bars will be serving up variations of espresso martinis for just £5, as well as each creating a coffee-based cocktail made using Mr Black coffee liqueur. Bars taking part include Covent Garden Grind, Milk & Honey, Bull in a China Shop, Cenato and Cocktail Trading Company.
To get involved you just need to download the DrinkUp.London app, get a ticket and show your ticket when you go to each bar and then £5 cocktail glory will be yours.
Mr Black Espresso Martini Festival takes place Thursday 10th – Saturday 12th August.
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