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Grand Brulot Double Espresso Martini

Who can resist an espresso martini? I can’t.

Crafted by the Tardy Cognac Family, Grand Brulot is comprised of the finest ‘eaux de vie’ from a blend of Ugni Blanc & Colombard grapes from its single-estate which is then crafted into an elegant 80 proof VSOP Cognac that sits to age for 4-5 years. Then, 100% Robusta Ecuadorian coffee bean essence is extracted and blended with brandy to meld for a couple of months before it is blended with the VSOP Cognac. The final product, with its equivalent of one shot of espresso per serving, is superlative; a real crowd-pleaser that works beautifully in all sort of drinks for a variety of occasions. In the 18th century, the French introduced the concept of spiking their coffee with brandy to create a digestif, and Grand Brulot revived that custom with a new recipe, uniting VSOP Cognac with its choice of the rich Robusta Coffee from Ecuador. Grand Brulot also pays tribute to a New Orleans specialty of the same name which still serves up it’s beautiful blue hot flame around town. 

And now… the martini recipe!

Grand Brulot Double Espresso Martini

2.0 oz Grand Brulot

0.5 oz Espresso

0.5 oz Grand Marnier

3 Dashes of Ag

3 Dash Orange Bitters

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.

Drink up! xo


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