Nicknamed a resurgent drink by The New York Times, the espresso martini could fuel the second roaring twenties. Social networks will confirm it: the best martini glasses filled with the chocolate cocktail are appearing everywhere. The drink appears to be a fan favorite among those reliving their lives to the fullest, but for those familiar with nightlife, the sweet and then bitter drink is never really gone. And, how could he have? Composed of coffee, with a dash of Kahlua, and a generous amount of Vodka, its composition is close to perfection.
To make matters even better, the roots of the espresso martini are just as glamorous as one would expect. In the 1980s, legendary bartender Dick Bradsel of Soho Brasserie in London met a young model (traditionally she is now one of the model ranks) who need something to give it a second wind. A coffee machine adjoined the area where Bradsel made his cocktails and, thus, the espresso martini was born.
While the dangerously delicious cocktail shares few similarities with a traditional martini, it does contain vodka and is served in the soft-stemmed martini glass. And if you’re going to equip yourself with all the accessories you need to jump on the caffeine-cocktail trend, you’ll need the right glassware.
While you can never go wrong with a classic V-shaped coupe, it never hurts to switch things up with a vintage or new martini glass option. Here are some suggestions for some of the best martini glasses to serve your guests. Your cocktail will be perfect, but these glasses will make them even more delicious.
The classic triangle
Like most things in this business, a classic martini glass will never go out of style. Its long shaft and triangular silhouette are the perfect option to keep your little ones cold and keep your guests happy.
The vintage touch
If you’re looking to add a little depth to your glassware collection, consider looking to vintage models. They are chic, highly desirable and, most importantly, rare.
Splash of color
Who said your martini glasses have to be transparent to vodka? A hint of color could be the exciting touch needed for an intimate get-together or an exuberant group.
Glass of high personality
For those who like to make a statement, why not add these ready-made glassware pieces. If your martini doesn’t do the trick, these glasses are definitely enough to start a conversation.
The daring and stemless
Since drinks seem to bring out the awkwardness in all of us, avoid having to do future cleanings and consider a stemless martini glass.
The shaken not agitated
And since you’re decked out with glassware, complete all of your martini and cocktail needs with an elegant shaker or cocktail kit.