Up All Night: A Celebration of the Espresso Martini

Photography by Caleb Condit & Rebecca Norden

Last month, Kansas City magazine hosted Up All Night: A Celebration of the Espresso Martini with 9th & State in the West Bottoms. The event sold out in under a week, and six bartenders from some of Kansas City’s best joints were there slinging the caffeinated cocktails.

The lineup included Hannah Jones from Corvino, Kaitlyn Wedd from Golden Ox, Danny Faught of West Bottoms Whiskey, Taylor Reazin from Il Lazzarone, Levi Roye from Mercury Room and 9th & State’s own Josh Melgoza. And not a single one of them missed—all of the coffee creations were a hit. You can find some of the espresso martinis on menus at the bars mentioned, but a few were specially created for the event.

If you missed this one, don’t sweat it. We’re already thinking about planning our next drink festival.

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