High-end coffee and high-end cocktails have reached dizzying new heights of pretension—or sophistication, depending on one's perspective—over the past decade or so, and now the Times brings tidings that the two crafts have combined in the form of a caffeinated, nonalcoholic concoction called the espresso fizz. Looking back, it's clear now that it was only a matter of time.
Here's the paper's description:
The Espresso Fizz has the air of a classic cocktail, even though it’s made with espresso, not spirits, and was introduced to the coffee menu of the Manhattan restaurant Maialino earlier this year. Created by Ryan Clur, the head barista, it’s a shot of espresso floated over chilled tonic water that’s flavored with orange bitters and an orange twist.
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