Whoever invented cocktails deserves some kind of medal. Making alcohol taste delicious is knighthood-worthy. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

After pornstar martinis, espresso martinis have to be the second best cocktail ever made, right? Unless you're not a coffee drinker. In that case, you are excused.


Hopefully, the majority of you reading this DO love espresso martinis, hence why you clicked. Well, here's the good news: there's a festival coming and it's based in London.

A coffee liqueur maker, Mr Black, has decided to bless us with their own festival so we can have cheap cocktails and an all-round amazing time. Lovely.

'Mr Black's Espresso Martini Festival' will be held from 10th-12th August, which is a Thursday to a Saturday. If you've not used many holidays in work yet, this is the perfect time to use them UP.

50 cocktail bars across the capital are getting involved, including: 46 & Mercy, Beagle, Bull In A China Shop, Original Sin and Milk & Honey. You can see the full list of participating bars here.

It's £5 a cocktail so you really can't say fairer than that in London.


Founder of Mr Black, Tom Baker said: "The legendary espresso martini has its origins in Soho. If we were ever going to expand our espresso martini festival outside of our home country of Australia then it had to be London.

"Brits have embraced coffee culture in a big way and the espresso martini means Londoners' caffeine hits can run all day and into the night.

"Coffee is one of those things that runs deep with people - like sex and religion - so we use our festival as an opportunity to bring people together and indulge a little."

Tom Baker sounds like my kind of guy.

All you need to do is buy a 'Festival Pass', which will set you back a tenner. But surely it's worth it?!

If you're more of a prosecco kind of girl, try this (we cater for everyone here at PRETTY52)...

Anyway, you can buy a Festival Pass here.

Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay is the Senior Journalist at PRETTY52 but has worked at LADbible Group as part of the LADbible editorial team since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online.

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