Boston is known for its gridlock traffic, historic buildings, and delicious Italian dining. Assaggio in Boston’s North End offers traditional Positano cuisine from Italy’s AmaIlfi Coast, with much of its fare imported directly from Italy.
For many Italians, a common after-meal treat is a strong espresso with a bit of sugar. There now seems to be good reason for this, as science has shown numerous health benefits to enjoying coffee after dining.
Caffeine raises acid levels in your stomach, helping digestion. Caffeine releases adrenaline within 20 minutes – increasing your concentration and helping you feel more alert. Caffeine also stimulates the release of the feel-good hormone dopamine, increasing your sense of contentment while reducing anxiety.
With a slight twist to tradition, Assaggio offers a signature espresso martini to accompany your dessert course. Our signature espresso martini has Absolut Vanilla, Bailey’s, Kahlua, Frangelico, Disaronno, top-quality espresso, and sugar. You have never had a martini like this one.
The espresso martini was invented by the legendary Dick Bradsell in 1984 after a young model asked him to quickly make her a drink that would “wake me up, then f**k me up.” While not a true martini, the espresso martini’s name harkens back to the 90’s cocktail culture of adding a -tini to any drink in a cocktail glass.
Sophisticated, aggressive and sultry, the espresso martini is the leader of the caffeinated cocktails.
Served straight up (no ice) with a cocoa rim and garnished with the traditional three coffee beans, this desert cocktail will add an air of sophistication to your desert.
If you are looking for a traditional Italian desert cocktail to accompany your fine Italian dining, look no further than Assaggio’s Espresso Martini.