Martinis have been a favorite holiday drink for decades. Since it is a cocktail, there is no restriction on when and where to drink it. The best part is that martinis can be made virgin, turning the cocktail into a mocktail. So, if you don’t like to drink and still want to blend in with the crowd, no one will judge you because hey, you do have a martini in hand, don’t you?
There is one specific martini that has been around the world for a few years now. The Espresso Martini is one of the most famous martinis in the world, and everyone loves it! it has become so popular that the drink had a day named after it. That is right. People celebrate the National Espresso Martini Day once a year, and this article tells who invented the drink and how a day got ordained in its name.
What is National Espresso Martini Day?
Before we talk about the National Espresso Martini Day 2022, let’s go back in time to learn about National Espresso.
In the year 1983, a bartender named Dick Bradsell worked at Soho Brasserie. Over there, he did some magic by mixing gin and vermouth with a few other ingredients and created this drink he called Espresso Martinez. The secret to this drink is a bit of espresso coffee, giving it the strong flavor and high energy boost it provides. The drink tasted so good and has been the most popular martini drink ever since. And since then, National Espresso Martini day has been celebrated.
When was it celebrated?
The National Espresso Martini Day 2022 was celebrated on 15th March 2022. It will be celebrated every year, so stay tuned for our next article.
What to do on National Espresso Martini Day 2022
The basic idea of National Espresso Martini Day 2022 is to make your own espresso martini at home. No one gets it perfect the first time, and that is why this day comes every year. You take your favorite ingredients and how many coffee beans or coffee grounds you prefer and make yourself an espresso martini. If you want to know the basic ingredients for making an espresso martini, here they are:
- Simple syrup
- Coffee liqueur
- Any citrus fruit
These are the basic ingredients but remember that you are the creator of your own martini. Add as many ingredients as you want. If you are a cocktail mixer, then this day is the perfect time to make your own creation of an enhanced espresso martini.
The National Espresso Martini Day 2022 was celebrated like any other. People made their own espresso martinis quickly and efficiently. The true origin of this day is still unknown, but we do know that the idea of the espresso martini was given by a bartender named Dick Bradsell. He was a wild bartender who enjoyed wild ingredients and thought to use coffee as an element for this martini.