Drink This Now: Grand Brulot Espresso Martini at Dirty French NYC

There’s nothing quite like a sweet and strong Espresso Martini reinvigorating a big night out on the town. That’s why espresso connoisseurs celebrating the holiday on November 23, should reach for a bottle of Grand Brulot, a tasty Coffee Cognac delivering Ecuadorian Robusta coffee blended with VSOP Cognac in one bottle. While today’s modern take on the Espresso Martini usually starts with Kahlua and ends with Vodka – Grand Brulot stands out as a tasteful liquor sweetening the concoction effortlessly. Grand Brulot enhances the fan favorite drink with its sweet notes of vanilla and nutmeg while still packing a punch with an 80% proof full-bodied spirit.

Take a cue from one of New York’s most buzzing bars, Dirty French’s bartender Tony who shares why the Grand Brulot Espresso Martini keeps patrons coming back time and time again.

“There are several factors that make the Grand Brulot Espresso Martini special. First in every component of the cocktail, quality ingredients are being used from start to finish. Second, with Grand Brulot being a Cognac Café instead of a Liqueur, it stands on its own merit. The perfect blend of Cognac and Arabica coffee provides wonderful Cacao and bitter notes for the palate. You can really pull the Espresso Martini in various directions due to the versatility of Grand Brulot. There is no need to add any other spirit to the mix.” – Tony Del Pino.

Recreate the mystical Grand Brulot Double Espresso Martini below at home with this simple recipe:


  • 2 oz. Grand Brulot

  • .5 oz. Espresso

  • .5 Orange Liqueur (cognac or rum based preferred, triple sec if necessary)

  • 3 Dash Orange Bitters

Directions: Using a shaker, combine Grand Brulot, coffee and orange liqueur together. Shake vigorously with ice and then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a few cracked coffee beans and an orange twist.

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