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October 08, 2018
All The Buzz With Tia Maria
The espresso martini used to be such a novelty. It’s more established now, inviting creative renditions for that signature status. At The Shannon Rose Irish Pub, with locations in Clifton and Ramsey, N.J., the Espresso Martini features a shot of espresso, vodka steeped in vanilla bean, and Tia Maria coffee liqueur.
“A fresh-brewed espresso shot adds an earthy and robust coffee flavor and creates a creamy head reminiscent of the coffee drink, while adding the kick an espresso martini is known for,” says Sal LaVerdi, beverage program specialist and general manager.
Further showcasing coffee’s new role in cocktails, the Midnight Train to Portland at Chicago’s Travelle Kitchen + Bar is touted as “a jet-lag remedy and the perfect pick-me-up,” made with pinot noir, espresso tequila, pear wine and aromatic bitters.