You can't shake a cocktail in Sydney without hitting a new espresso martini or espresso martini-themed event. We've had espresso martini pop-ups and festivals and a slew of bars now serve them on tap.
Now, northern beaches distillery Manly Spirits Co is getting in on the action. Best known for its gin made with foraged native Australian botanicals, the distillery has just launched a cold brew coffee liqueur dubbed Blackfin. Created in collaboration with nearby roastery Seven Miles Coffee, the liqueur is made by distilling coffee, native botanicals and sea minerals into a smooth wheat vodka.
To celebrate the launch of the new caffeine-filled drink, the distillery is hosting its own (mini) espresso martini festival. Tickets to the event — which is happening on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 — will set you back $60, but that includes a lot of caffeinated fun. As well as receiving a cocktail on arrival and a tour of the distillery, you'll be led through a espresso martini tasting flight, an espresso martini masterclass and a coffee session with Seven Miles. Coffee-insfued street food snacks by Manly's Peanut Better Jelly will also be included — and, most excitingly, you'll get your own bottle of Blackfin to take home, too.
Tickets are selling quickly, so we suggest buying yours ASAP if you're keen to go.
Images: Alana Dimou.