It was not but three weeks ago that we were all sitting shiva over the loss of our dearly departed Pabst Blue Ribbon Hard Coffee. But when one ready-to-drink caffeinated can crumbles, another alcoholic coffee coldie cracks open. Thus we have all been gifted with the most of-the-moment RTD beverage yet, the canned Espresso Martini from Blossom Beverages.
As reported by The Washingtonian, the new beverage line is the machinations of David Jack, one of the folks behind DC’s Residents Cafe & Bar, a restaurant and cocktail bar that serves, you guessed it, espresso martinis. With Blossom, Jack is trying to shed the espresso martini’s reputation as the “adult vodka red bull” and trying to become something more like “the adult High Noon for clubs and events.”
“The idea is to democratize this cocktail and make it for everything—rooftops, kickbacks, parties, shows, sporting events, weddings, even,” says Jack. “What better way [than espresso martinis] to get me through at Echo Stage and Wizards games?”
I can certainly think of a few ways.
While other RTD espresso martini-like beverages exist on the market, Blossom is taking a more straightforward approach. Working with Philadelphia’s Boardroom Spirits, Blossom is a combinations of cold-pressed espresso (of unknown origin), chocolate, vanilla, cane sugar, nutmeg, and vodka. The result is a 12-ounce can of sprotini with the caffeine equivalent of a single shot of espresso and a semi-reasonable 9% ABV, “less potent and creamy with partying in mind.”
Per the Washingtonian, Blossom will be making its official debut the weekend of November 12th and 13th at DC’s Union Market, where “over 8,000 cans are waiting for a DJ-fueled release.” And for those outside of the DC area or prefer their RTD releases to be less DJ-fueled, four-packs of Blossom will be available for purchase via their website for $24.99.