The Soho Box
Espresso Martini cocktails with our selection of complementary snacks
Cocktail Hour’s mission is the recreation of the atmosphere of your favourite cocktail bar at home, stimulating all your senses. Your chosen high-quality cocktail is the centrepiece, but it’s so much more and we design the full experience.
The sound of ice clinking in your glass, while great music plays in the background. The accompanying snacks that surprise the taste buds and complement your drink. Most of all this is the gift of time, to savour these sensations, indulge them and let them transport you. It’s your hour to treat yourself, enjoy!
The Espresso Martini was supposedly invented in the early 1980s at the Soho Brasserie in London, saw a surge in popularity through the 1990s and is now experiencing something of a resurgence alongside coffee culture as a whole. There are few caffeinated pick-me-ups that could be deemed tastier than this wonderful concoction. It has a base of vodka with the addition of the Mexican liqueur Kahlua, which not only adds the first dose of coffee flavour as it contains Arabica beans, but also notes of sweet rum and vanilla. The penultimate addition is Sirop de Gomme, a natural sugar syrup, used to balance the bitterness of the roasted bean note of the espresso.
Your Accompanying Snacks
An espresso martini, as black as night and just as intense and beguiling. And sometimes the only thing to do with such intensity is layer it on. That’s exactly what the dark espresso chocolate bar does here.
Popcorn whose flavour riffs on the ingredients of a Waldorf Salad is perhaps a less clear flavour fit as a partner to a coffee-based cocktail. The reason it works is down to the slight sweetness in this Espresso Martini. That sweetness becomes the flavour-bridge between the creamy elegance of blue cheese and the sharp edge of coffee. There is good reason why it is de rigeur for cocktail bars around the world to serve a bowl of olives or a crunchy crisp alongside their drinks. Their saltiness always brings out the best in the flavours of the cocktail so the added indulgence of the truffle flavours gives full vent to the martini’s own decadence.
Buveur Espresso Martini cocktails
Sweet Theatre Dark Espresso chocolate
Blue Cheese, Walnut and Celery Popcorn
Truffle Hunter Truffle crisps
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Product Ingredients & Allergens
Winter Wheat Vodka, Cold Brew Coffee, Coffee Liquor, Chocolate Bitters, Sea Salt.
Potatoes, Sunflower Oil, Salt, Black Truffle Flavour, Black Pepper, Black Truffles.
Allergens: Cereals containing gluten, Eggs, Milk, Soya, Mustard, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites, Celery/Celeriac.
Corn, Sunflower Oil, Dried Blue Cheese (Milk) (22%), Walnuts (Nuts) (14%), Dried Celery, Celery Extract.
Allergens: Milk, Nuts, Celery.
Dark chocolate (98%) Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier; Soya Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Flavouring. Coffee (2%)
Allergens: May contain traces of Nuts, Dairy, Eggs, Gluten.
Green Olives 93%, salt, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, coriander and lemon peel.
“When is a cocktail not (quite) a cocktail, when it’s an Espresso Martini. With more kick than a distinctly distressed donkey, this delicious drink is not a true Martini cocktail. The Martini cocktail has a number of different forms, but the Espresso Martini does not fall into this category as it contains neither of the necessary gin nor vermouth.”
Delivery & Logistics
At Cocktail Hour, we want your time enjoying our product to be perfect. That means not just an amazing taste experience, but our product arriving on time, in great condition.
It’s important to you and therefore important to us.
All our products come in robust, widely recyclable packaging.
Fast & Safe Delivery
Free Delivery on orders over £30.00.
Standard Delivery £3.50 on orders under £30.00.
Express Next Day Delivery for £9.50 when you order by 1pm.