Aldi’s “Fancy” $10 Boozy Find Lets You Make This Super-Popular Cocktail at Home

published Jan 17, 2024
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Delano, CA, USA - Mar 26, 2022: Exterior view of an Aldi grocery store in Delano, California. Aldi is the common brand of two German family-owned multinational discount supermarket chains.
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Espresso martinis have been super popular for a couple of years now — and for good reason. The rich and velvety cocktail is the perfect end to dinner and a sophisticated choice for an evening out with friends. Also known as a vodka espresso, the popular alcoholic drink is served chilled, mixed with espresso, coffee liqueur, and vodka, typically topped off with espresso beans. While regular martinis are often made with gin and vermouth, espresso martinis don’t contain either, yet they still proudly hold the martini name.

Thanks to Aldi, you don’t need to head to a cocktail bar or a restaurant to have yourself this sought-after drink. You can make your own espresso martini right at home with Zarita Ready to Drink Espresso Martini Wine Cocktail. The mixture is made with real espresso and agave nectar — all you have to do is chill and pour into your favorite glass.

The bottle was spotted in a Chicago Aldi by Instagram account @aldisbuys for $9.99. Next time you host a dinner party, the cocktail is a notable choice to serve before or after the meal. Or, if you’re attending a dinner party elsewhere, you may opt to bring this to the host rather than wine. There’s no doubt you’ll be the favorite guest in the room.

However, while espresso martinis are traditionally associated with a more polished evening, there are no rules when it comes to drinks. You can totally just pour into your standard wine glass or mug for a boozy movie night in. The rich flavor from the espresso will pair perfectly with a salty bowl of popcorn.

An espresso martini in a bar or restaurant typically leans on the pricier side, so this is certainly a more financially viable choice if you’re in a pinch. Plus, who wouldn’t want to have such a crowd-pleaser on hand?