Bar Buoy premium bottled cocktails has teamed up with fellow Devon businesses, Owens Coffee and TORS vodka for its deliciously decadent Espresso Martini.
Despite its relatively short history, having been invented in the early Eighties by bartending legend Dick Bradsell, the Espresso Martini is one of the UK’s most-loved cocktails. In fact, over recent years, its popularity has reached sky-high levels. It’s never been a particularly easy drink to perfect at home, but family-run, Exmouth-based Bar Buoy has the answer.
The perfect boozy pick me up, Bar Buoy’s Espresso Martini is expertly crafted with Dartmoor-based TORS vodka, coffee liqueur, Owens organic cold brew espresso and sugar syrup. The gorgeously rich aroma manages to capture the heady scent of freshly roasted coffee. It’s punchy, bitter, sweet and smooth all at the same time. And while it’s rich and indulgent, it’s also perfectly balanced.
To serve, chill the Bar Buoy Espresso Martini in the fridge, give it a good shake in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice to achieve a thick foam, strain into a martini glass and garnish with three coffee beans – which are said to represent health, wealth and happiness.
Ria Ball, Co-Founder of Bar Buoy Cocktails, said: “All of our cocktails are made with premium spirits and high-quality ingredients. We have carefully chosen the businesses we’ve partnered with to create our range. They are all local producers from our home county of Devon as we believe their products are some of the best available anywhere, and we all share the same important values around sustainability.”
Owens’ Roastery is based in South Devon, just off the A38 at Ivybridge, and customers can visit for a takeaway coffee or shop its range of coffee, available as whole beans or ground coffee, along with home brewing equipment.
Liz Orgill, Marketing Director of Owens Coffee, said: “We have been roasting Owens 100% Fairtrade and organic coffee since 2010. We are constantly looking for new opportunities to partner with local producers. We met Tim and Ria last summer whilst accepting our Muddy Stilettos Devon Sustainable Business Award and started to talk about how we could work together. We are delighted that Bar Buoy’s Espresso Martini now includes Owens Coffee’s fabulous cold brew, which you can make at home.
“For this particular cold brew we’ve used our Baya blend, a darker roasted blend of our Arabica organic and Fairtrade coffee beans from Indonesia and Central America, which bring notes of spicy dark chocolate and a sweet brightness.”
Bar Buoy has a range of 12 delicious cocktails for all tastes, available in four different bottle sizes and with 100% plastic-free and recyclable packaging. The cocktails are Bramble, Cosmopolitan, Devon Stormy, Espresso Martini, Mai Tai, Margarita, Mojito, Negroni, Old Fashioned, Passion Fruit Martini, Raspberry Daiquiri and Seabird.
The bottles are £4.95 for a 10cl single serve, £7.95 for a 20cl bottle (serves two), £18.95 for a 50cl bottle (serves five) and £32.95 for a one litre bottle (serves 10). The cocktails are available from www.barbuoy.co.uk, with free delivery over £40, or to buy at Darts Farm, Greendale Farm Shop, Dartington Cider Press, Salcombe Distilling Co. Retail Stores (Dartmouth & Salcombe) and River Exe Shore Shop (Exmouth).
The company donates 1% of all its sales to Project Seagrass, a marine charity devoted to the conservation of seagrass ecosystems through education, influence, research and action.