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Time to make cocktail: 5 mins
Ballantine's Day Ballantine's Parmesan Espresso Martini

CHEESE MAD? EXPLORE THIS UNEXPECTEDLY PERFECT MATCH UP with our Parmesan Espresso Martini.

The thinking behind the Parmesan

If the thought of grated cheese on your martini makes you squirm that’s ok – it’s a strange combination, sure. But the pairing actually makes sense when you think about the flavours. The salty, umami tang of Parmesan balances the bitter, citrus notes of coffee. Trust us, it works.

PARMESAN ESPRESSO MARTINI INGREDIENTS

How to make an Espresso Parmesan Martini.

  • Add the Ballantine’s Finest, Kahlua, Espresso and Sugar Syrup into a Cocktail Shaker.
  • Add Ice and Shake.
  • Double Strain into a Coupe Glass.
  • To finish, grate over a covering of Parmesan Cheese.

Who invented the Parmesan Espresso Martini?

The Parmesan Espresso Martini is a viral hit. Many TikTokers and ‘grammers have shaken up the trending cocktail, but the original seems to root back to bartender Jordan Hughes, otherwise known as High-Proof Preacher from Oregon.
The content creator credits Jonathan Stanyard, a Seattle-based cocktail maker, as his inspiration. Jonathan first came up with the idea for the ‘Truffletini’, a take on the Espresso Martini made with truffle-infused cognac and a sprinkle of 24-month-aged Parmesan.
Whoever’s responsible, we love this weird but wonderful mix.

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