There are few better ways to drink coffee that in an Espresso Martini, so, it's only right that a festival has been dedicated to the late Dick Bradsell's delicious creation.
Launched by Mr Black, the Mr Black’s Espresso Martini Fest will run 10-12 August celebrating one of the capital’s most iconic cocktail exports and will include some of London’s most well-known cocktail bars.
Much like London Cocktail Week, the three-day festival, in partnership with DrinkUp.London, will see 50 top cocktail bars each offering a £5 Espresso Martini serve, along with unique coffee cocktails from Mr Black's.
Fancy checking it out? Bars include Milk & Honey, Jason Atherton’s Blind Pig, the Grind venues, Cocktail Trading Company, Original Sin, 46 & Mercy, Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings and all the London Cocktail Clubs.
'London keeps step with the world’s 24-hour cities for nightlife and cocktail excellence, so it’s no surprise the legendary Espresso Martini has its origins in Soho,' said Mr Black founder, Tom Baker. 'If we were ever going to expand our Espresso Martini festival outside of our home country of Australia, then it had to be London. Brits have embraced coffee culture in a big way and the Espresso Martini means Londoners’ caffeine hits can run all day and into the night.'
If you're ready to drown yourselves in the drink intended to 'wake you up and then f*ck you up', tickets are £10 and can be purchased via DrinkUp.London.
While you're here…
Have you registered for the on-trade’s favourite drinks show yet? Imbibe Live is taking place on 3-4 July at Olympia London.
If you don't already know, Imbibe Live is the innovative and interactive annual exhibition for anyone who sources, buys or serves drinks in the licensed on-trade. From sommeliers to buyers and from managers to publicans and bartenders, this essential date in the drinks calendar will see the industry’s finest come together.
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