We know it’s only a change of an hour, but somehow the start of Daylight Savings really gets us all.

That’s why this year, we’re inaugurating our first annual Espresso Martini Day on March 15th. After we all get through one of the hardest Mondays of the year, we deserve a drink that perks you up before winding you down.

In celebration of this first Espresso Martini Day, Rémy Martin challenged 16 bartenders in eight markets to create a variation on their Rémy Espresso. The richness and complexity of cognac and the caramel undertones that it acquires while aging adds dynamic layers when paired with espresso in a martini. The overall effect is a cocktail with more depth, warmth, and a complicated sweetness that elevates what is usually a simple drink.

Follow along with us for the next few weeks as we share the riffs each bartender creates. In the meantime, mix up a Rémy riff of your own to help cure the Monday Blues!

Rémy Espresso Martini

Rémy Espresso Martini

Rémy Espresso

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Rémy Martin 1738®
  • 1 oz. Espresso
  • 1/2 oz. Coffee liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. Simple syrup

Preparation: Shake, strain twice, serve in a classic coupe or martini glass.