There’s a viral new drink currently gaining popularity on TikTok, and it’s caused quite a stir: an espresso martini with parmesan cheese.
Last month a famous TikToker was named who has branded himself as the ‘cocktail man’ Jordan Hugheswent viral after he posted a clip of him making the unusual drink — and it inspired others to try it too.
And while the idea of the unexpected pairing disgusted some people, many have sworn it’s truly delicious after tasting it.
“A bartender friend told me to make an espresso martini with parmesan cheese in it,” Jordan began in the clip, which had more than 272,000 views at the time of writing.
“He could just cheat on me, but I want to try.”
What do you say? There’s a viral new drink currently gaining popularity on TikTok, and it’s caused quite the stir: an espresso martini with parmesan cheese
Last month, a famous TikToker who has branded himself as the “cocktail man,” named Jordan Hughes, went viral after he posted a clip of himself making the unusual drink
Don’t knock it until you try it: it inspired others to try it too – and while the idea of the unexpected pairing disgusted some people, many said it’s delicious after tasting it
The TikTok showed him how to mix espresso, coffee liqueur, vodka, a “pinch” of sea salt and ice before filtering and pouring into a “chilled glass.” Then he grated some Parmesan cheese on top.
“This feels crazy, my goodness,” he joked. “Okay, let’s try this monstrosity.”
After taking a sip of the concoction, Jordan told his followers it was “amazing.”
Soon after, many others decided to film themselves making and tasting the drink, and it quickly became a viral trend.
Another TikToker, called Miguel Buencaminowho is known on the app for making drinks, shared a clip last month of him trying it and labeled it “delicious.”
A third user named Eviealso joined the craze, and she said it was “so good.”
“I’m probably going to top all my espresso martinis with cheese now, thanks the internet,” she added.
According to Food & Winethe drink works because the ‘umami’ in the cheese ‘balances’ the ‘bitterness’ of the coffee.
“A bartender friend told me to make an espresso martini with parmesan cheese in it,” Jordan began in the clip. ‘He could just troll me, but I want to try’
The TikTok showed how he mixed espresso, coffee liqueur, vodka, sea salt and ice before filtering and pouring into a “chilled glass.” Then he grated Parmesan cheese on top
Good luck! “This feels crazy, my goodness,” he joked. “Okay, let’s try this monstrosity.” After tasting the concoction, Jordan told his followers it was “amazing.”
Another TikToker, named Miguel Buencamino, who is known on the drink-making app, shared a clip of himself trying it last month, labeling it “delicious”
Despite the sticker shock you might feel about this pairing, coffee and cheese historically play well together — think tiramisu, which calls for mascarpone and espresso, Scandinavian kaffeost, which features real cubes of cheese in coffee, and even the staple American breakfast combo. of a bagel with cream cheese and coffee,” the outlet explains.
Yet some social media users were still skeptical.
“No, no, no, no, NO,” one user wrote in response to Jordan’s video, alongside a throwing up emoji.
‘What the?’ someone else asked, while a third person said, “Um nope.”
However, other commentators were more intrigued – and supportive. Another user wrote: “Coffee and cheese go beautifully together, smart move.”
“I’m in love with both Espresso Martini and Parmesan… What could go wrong?” someone else asked.
Another commented, “In Columbia, they put cheese in their coffee and it’s good, so why not put it in an espresso martini?”
While chatting with The New York Times, Jordan pondered the Internet’s reaction to his video.
A third user named Evie also joined the craze and she said it was “so good.”
Approved: ‘I’m probably going to top all my espresso martinis with cheese now, thanks the internet,’ she added
Some social media users were skeptical, while others were intrigued, and took to the comment section of Jordan’s post to share their thoughts
“Bartenders and home enthusiasts have sent me photos and videos of themselves trying it, or making an Espresso Martini with parmesan cheese for guests at the bar,” he explained.
“So far, it’s a pretty small minority of people who are disgusted after trying it. But the overall response is like, “Wow, this is so weird and fun and awesome, and I want another one.”
He also shared some tips for making the perfect espresso martini with cheese, and he suggested parmesan aged 24 months.
Jordan added that grating the cheese finely is key because if the flakes are too large, it won’t “integrate into the cream on top of the martini.”
“The cocktail sounds a lot weirder than it really is, but that thin layer of finely grated Parmesan cheese really complements the bitter coffee with a subtle savory and salty element,” he added.
“But don’t go too far with the parmesan… your Espresso Martini isn’t a plate of pasta.”