iWe are celebrating National Espresso Day on November 23rd with cocktails mixed with this intense bittersweet coffee. The full-flavored brew makes a perky after-dinner drink, however, you can enjoy these espresso enhanced cocktails anytime you need a spirity ‘pick me up’.
Espresso Martini at Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company
Award-winning bartender John Lermayer’s variation of the drink is prepared with Reposado Tequila in lieu of vodka to give it an extra kick. El Tesoro Reposado, freshly-made espresso and agave syrup are shaken and strained into a chilled cocktail glass, then garnished with 3 coffee beans.
237-B 20th Street, Miami Beach, mysweetliberty.com, @mysweetliberty
Ants on a Log at Stripsteak by Michael Mina
Lead bartender Seth Weinberg whips up this cocktail with White Rum infused with Lemon and Anise, Crème de Cacao, Clement Mahina Coco, Clement Creole Shrubb, a double shot of Espresso, and Simple Syrup until frothy, then garnishes with three coffee beans on top.
4441 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach (at Fontainebleau Hotel & Resort), fontainebleau.com, @fontainebleau
Headless Horseman at Bleau Bar
This Autumn-themed cocktail is shaken with Brugal Extra Viejo Rum, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, vanilla bean-infused pumpkin spice syrup, and a shot of espresso, then poured into a chilled martini glass and garnished with coffee beans.
4441 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach (in lobby of Fontainebleau Hotel & Resort), fontainebleau.com, @fontainebleau