Starbucks Now Offers Espresso Martini Classes

Summer is all about unwinding with a refreshing martini, preferably espresso. But wouldn’t it be nice to learn from an expert how to make the ideal drink instead of running to TikTok to find a recipe? Well, if you live in Chicago, Seattle, or New York, you can now learn to make an espresso martini at Starbucks.

Calling all espresso lovers: your favorite drink is coming to your favorite coffee shop, with hands-on lessons sure to make even the biggest skeptics a fan. In mid-July, the stores added three new Starbucks Reserve Signature Experiences to their roster, and yes, there's also a class dedicated to summer drinks. Each class is between 30 and 60 minutes long and is led by a team of experienced baristas and bartenders. Depending on the course, you may even get a few extra sips.

With The Art of the Espresso Martini Experience, you'll learn all about the beloved martini, including how to make the signature Starbucks Reserve Espresso Martini from the experts, and you'll enjoy globally inspired espresso shots Martini flights paired with delicious food. The course costs $95 per person and you must be 21 years or older to participate.

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The next class, called the Oleato Tasting Experience, is a $50 per person hands-on alchemy class and multi-step tasting experience featuring Starbucks’ line of olive oil Oleato beverages, including Oleato Deconstructed, Oleato Iced Cortado, Oleato Golden Foam Cold Brew, Or the Oleato Gold Foam Espresso Martini. Finally, take the Coffee Lab: A Sensory Journey course and embark on a multi-step sensory journey to discover the right way to taste coffee by identifying the flavors and aromas of Starbucks Reserve Coffee. You'll also learn how to use a Chemex brewer and build an "aroma lab" using edible ingredients, all for $45 per person.

Plus, if you live in Seattle, the fun doesn’t stop there. Starbucks Reserve Roastery also offers the Siphon Experience, where you can learn about the history of the siphon brewing method before experiencing a signature tasting of single-origin coffee, as well as the "Start Here" experience (which you are invited to attend) Explore some of Starbucks’ most iconic coffee trends originating at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle and sample three elevated coffee styles.

If you thought your obsession with espresso martinis was bad enough, wait until you can head to your local Starbucks Reserve Roastery to make one yourself. To book these experiences and more, visit the Starbucks Reserve website and select the Find a Location button to find a Roastery near you.