Seahouses pub celebrates World Cocktail Day with demonstration of how to make the perfect espresso martini

A Northumberland pub has helped to mark World Cocktail Day.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 4:38 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th May 2021, 4:55 pm

Nicola Fortune general manager at the Bamburgh Castle Inn in Seahouses, demonstrated her skill at making an espresso martini.

An espresso martini is made up of freshly ground coffee, sugar syrup, Tia Maria and vodka, garnished with coffee beans.

World Cocktail Day is a celebration of cocktails around the globe, marking the publication date of the first definition of a cocktail on May 13 in 1806.

Nicola Fortune, general manager at the Bamburgh Castle Inn, Seahouses.
Nicola Fortune, general manager at the Bamburgh Castle Inn, Seahouses.

New York tabloid ‘The Balance and Columbian Repository’ defined a cocktail as “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters…” in response to a reader’s question.

A cocktail, as we know it, is used to refer to a drink that contains two or more ingredients with at least one of in the ingredients alcohol.

The word ‘cocktail’ has now become embedded in our drinking vocabulary as the drinks are widely accessible with their ingredients easy to adapt to suit every taste.

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