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The Espresso Martini Is Back, Just When We Need It More Than Ever

The big-in-the-’90s drink delivers the perfect amount of booze and caffeine required to get through the remainder of the year.

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There was a time when an espresso martini was the ultimately chic drink at the bar.

That time was the mid-’90s, the heyday of Sex & the City and the Cosmo. That’s when every flavored martini drink was chic, poured into glasses the exact size and shape of a dog’s surgical cone. With the advent of speakeasies, those drinks fell out of favor as fast as a designer fanny pack.