People are putting parmesan cheese in espresso martinis

No drink combines deliciousness and the ability to put a spring in your step like an espresso martini.

The coffee-based cocktail has long been hailed as one of the UK’s most popular tipples, but there’s now a new way to drink espresso martinis that’s taking the internet by storm.

While you may be used to the bartender topping off your glass with a few coffee beans or a sprinkle of cocoa, the new garnish of choice is… parmesan.

Now, before you recoil in terror, hear us out.

In recent weeks, TikTok users started the craze of adding a cheesy twist to the classic cocktail, with certain videos racking up hundreds of thousands oflikes.

But what exactly makes the unexpected pairing work?

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Abby Matthews, mixology expert and Director of The Cocktail Co, says: ‘The idea of adding parmesan to an espresso martini might sound unusual at first, but it’s a flavour combination that you’re likely already familiar with from a lot of popular breakfast meals – take an egg and cheese omelette with a coffee for example.

‘Espresso martinis have always been a crowd-pleaser, offering smooth indulgence balanced with a caffeine kick.

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‘And while the cocktail is perfectly delicious by itself, the addition of a salty, savoury flavour profile from the parmesan can balance nicely with the cocktail’s sweet and bitter flavours, adding a unique depth that will leave your tastebuds pleasantly surprised.’

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The taste test reaction to the drink has been surprisingly positive. In one video made by @GoldenBrownCoffee, the caffeine connoisseur asked: ‘Why is it so good?’

Meanwhile, bartender @highproofpreacher said: ‘I regret to inform you that was kind of awesome.’

Not convinced just yet? Well, try a parmesan espresso martini for yourself.

How to make a parmesan espresso martini

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 100g golden caster sugar (for the sugar syrup)
  • Ice
  • 100ml vodka
  • 50ml freshly brewed espresso coffee
  • 50ml coffee liqueur
  • Parmesan cheese


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