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5 Reasons Why Espresso Martinis Should Be Your Go-To Drink This Summer

The kind of boost we all need in 2020.
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It goes without saying that summer 2020 is going to be unlike anything we've experienced before. And while the uncertainty of the current state of the world is as confusing as it is stress-inducing, something to look forward to are the warm summer nights ahead.

As countries slowly start to reopen, you might have noticed that the espresso martini has popped up on the terraces of the trendiest restaurants and bars. Perhaps this year's chaos is what explains the resurgence of the espresso martini, a usually "off-the-menu" drink that has been making an appearance lately. Because of this, we compiled a list of 5 reasons why the espresso martini should be the drink of summer 2020. 

1: The Best Kind of Boost

2020 has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride and we're only halfway through! The caffeine boost that comes with the espresso martini is probably what explains why New Yorkers are starting to embrace the caffeinated version of the classic martini. 

2: Light and Refreshing

Espresso martinis are a sweet and refreshing drink, perfect for a hot summer night. You can even toss in a couple of crushed ice-cubes in your drink. A spiked version of the classic frapuccino? Yes please! 

3: Easy to Make

Espresso martinis are as easy to make as they are delicious to consume. Only four ingredients are needed to make this delightful drink: vodka, espresso coffee, coffee liqueur, and sugar syrup.

4: A Drink With History

It is said that the espresso martini was invented by the famous English bartender Dick Bradsell in the late 1980s while at Fred's Club in London. A young lady requested a drink that would "Wake me up, and then f*ck me up." Talk about a good way to start the night. 

5: The Responsible People's Drink

The espresso martini combines the two drinks that are synonymous with adulting: coffee and alcohol. And since it is technically coffee, you can enjoy it without feeling too irresponsible. 

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