Veneziano launches RTD oat milk espresso martini

Veneziano RTD oat espresso martini

Veneziano Coffee Roasters has announced the launch of its ready-to-drink oat milk espresso martini. This marks its first alcoholic RTD beverage, featuring two espresso martini varieties, Espresso Martini and Magic Martini.

The classic Espresso Martini includes coffee liqueur, its own Melbourne roasted cold brew coffee, and vodka infused with lemon myrtle and wattleseed extracts.

The Magic Martini is a blend of its vodka Espresso Martini recipe, oat milk, and a touch of Himalayan pink salt and rosemary extracts to create a well-rounded flavour experience.

“We’re really proud to bring our espresso martini products to market, the Magic Martini in particular. We’ve had lots of fun in the past creating alcoholic signature drinks as part of the Australian coffee competitions and in our own cafés, but it’s the first time we have experimented with pairing alcohol and specialty coffee in a range that consumers can enjoy. The Magic Martini is the first of its kind in a ready-to-drink format,” says Veneziano’s Head of Research and Development, Pete Licata.

“We didn’t just want to make a regular espresso martini, we wanted there to be something unique and special about it. We made our own coffee liqueur and chose to add the lemon myrtle and wattleseed extracts because they’re classic Australian ingredients, but more importantly they pair so well with the coffee component of the drink.”

Peter says creating an oat milk version was “a must”, given its popularity as an alternative milk option.

“When we added the oat milk to the espresso martini it was delicious, but we wanted to create a little more complexity. I was surprised when we added the rosemary and Himalayan pink salt at how perfectly they paired. The rosemary brings a herbaceous element, and the pink salt highlights the sweetness of the drink without making it salty,” he says.

Veneziano’s Espresso Martini is 1.2 standard drinks and Magic Martini is 1.0 standard drinks. The beverages are available in 200-mililitre varieties and are retailing in four-packs for $50 and cases of 24 for $240.

For more information visit the Veneziano Coffee Roasters website.

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