Funkin expands pre-batched mix range with Espresso Martini

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Cocktail specialist Funkin has expanded its range of one-litre premium pre-batched cocktail mixers with the addition of Espresso Martini.

The Pre-Batched Espresso Martini Cocktail Mixer is a blend of high-quality ingredients including Arabica cold brew coffee, coffee extract and a hint of vanilla to deliver a rich and indulgent flavour. It just needs to be shaken with vodka – or any other spirit for a twist on the classic.

The launch follows strong growth for the Espresso Martini which has become one of the UK’s top 10 cocktails, according to CGA Strategy’s Mixed Drinks Report in April.

The drink, originally called the Vodka Espresso, was invented in Soho in London in 1983 by British cocktail legend Dick Bradsell when a supermodel reportedly set him the challenge of making her a drink that would “wake me up and then f*** me up”.

Funkin’s new product allows bartenders to easily serve it without the need for coffee brewing equipment or brewing coffee in advance to meet demand.

Funkin managing director Andrew King said: “The Espresso Martini is seeing a spike in popularity as classic cocktails continue to gain appeal. It was a natural next step for Funkin to add this serve to our repertoire of premium pre-batched cocktail mixers, providing customers with an efficient and consistent solution so they can easily recreate this great-tasting drink time and time again.”

Funkin Pre-Batch Espresso Martini Cocktail Mixer is available in one-litre cartons in cases of six. Each carton makes 10 cocktails and has an ambient shelf life of up to 12 months unopened and 10 days in the refrigerator once opened. Funkin Pre-Batched Cocktail Mixers contain no artificial colourings, flavourings, sweeteners or preservatives.

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