Discover The Newcastle Bar Serving 40 Different Espresso Martinis
We love a good coffee, who doesn’t? But what we love just a little bit more is a good espresso martini.
Thankfully Newcastle cocktail bar Horticulture shares our love for espresso martinis and boasts the biggest espresso martini menu in the world. That’s right, right here in the toon we’re leading the way in pioneering the espresso martini!
We caught up with owner Mike Hesketh to find out where the inspiration for his huge coffee based cocktail menu came from...
What inspired you to create such a huge coffee cocktail menu?
In all honesty I could see the huge popularity of the Espresso Martini rising rapidly and realised it's actually the 2nd biggest selling cocktail in the UK, so opening my first cafe and loving caffeine myself it was only natural to find a way to create something unique for Horticulture. So myself and my team got to work on creating the world's biggest coffee cocktail menu selection which we call "percolators" which combines 40 espresso martinis and 10 further coffee cocktails, 50 in total, 100 if you decaf each one, but who does such a thing?!
What's the most popular coffee-based drink on the menu and why do you think that is?
Obviously the OG, the original, is the most popular. The classic is the absolute don of all cocktails, however a close second is the Salted Caramel flavour and in third is the Biscoff espresso martini. Why are they so popular? They taste delicious, are super boozy and keep you perky for the rest of the day and night.
What's your personal favourite and why?
My personal favourite is either the cereal milk coffee cocktail, which we soak corn flakes in milk and strain to get that authentic cereal flavour or our Newcastle Brown Ale espresso martini which we reduce the bottle of broon down into a syrup and infuse into our espresso to form a discrete Geordie percolator.
Finally, how much coffee is too much coffee?
How much coffee is too much? Well they say the most dangerous drinking game is seeing how long you can go without coffee.
Take a look at Horticulture’s full menu at horticultureuk.co.uk