The never-ending popularity of the espresso martini is being celebrated in Melbourne, with Mr Black Spirits Co announcing the world’s first espresso martini festival.
Slated to occur at Melbourne’s Meat Market on Saturday 5 November this year, the festival will feature caffeinated creations from some of Australia’s best specialty coffee roasters, bars and coffee shops, alongside food trucks, tunes and “coffee pong”.
Mr Black Founder, Tom Baker says that the brand is well aware of Melbourne’s love affair with coffee.
“The espresso martini is now one of the highest selling cocktails on lists everywhere,” he says. “So we thought, why not come together to celebrate this shared love with the perfect pairing of coffee and booze.
“Making a good espresso martini is not a hard task – it’s just three simple ingredients – but our festival is a celebration of great drinks: espresso from leading speciality roasters, high-quality spirits, and of course the world’s best coffee liquor. We’re excited to get all our coffee and liquor friends in one place and have a cheeky coffee party.”
Australia’s top coffee producers are on board, including: MILKLAB, Ketel One, Campos Coffee, Rushmore Coffee, The Kind Coffee Co, Beats Coffee and Two Birds Brewing.
Entry to Mr Black Festival of The Espresso Martini is $25pp which includes a Mr Black Coffee Liqueur shaken serve, free tastings and more to come.
There’s also free entry for coffee professionals to the festival. Sign up for more details and tell us who you work for at firstname.lastname@example.org.