Neil Patrick Harris has teamed up with Thomas Ashbourne Craft Spirits to launch “The After Hours” Espresso Martini. The new pre-made craft cocktail comes in both canned and bottled options.
“I love an espresso martini for its smooth and bold taste, and its ability to be both sophisticated and the life of the party all at the same time…who wouldn’t want that?” says Harris. “I am excited to be partnering with Thomas Ashbourne; together we worked hard to bring my favorite cocktail to life. After months of research, formulations and recipe revisions, I’m thrilled to finally share The After Hours Espresso Martini.”
Best served shaken cold with ice, “The After Hours” Espresso Martini is a smooth caffeinated cocktail, sustainably produced with all natural craft vodka and rich flavors of espresso at 12% ABV. Thomas Ashbourne’s Creative Cocktail Director and Master Mixologist Nico de Soto worked closely with Harris and the brand on layering ingredients, coffee blends and spirits concentration to yield a drink with aromas of Arabica and extra dark roast espresso beans, hints of vanilla and rich dark chocolate.
“We are thrilled to welcome Neil Patrick Harris to the Thomas Ashbourne family,” says CEO Cara Kamenev. “An important part of our strategy is to introduce innovations driven by consumer demand, and as one of the fastest growing cocktails in America, the Espresso Martini is just that. It has been a pleasure developing the flavor profile and personality of The After Hours alongside Neil, who is an iconic talent, a passionate and committed partner and who has a discerning palate for all things, especially cocktails. The result is a best-in-class, ready-to-sip Espresso Martini so good that even Sir Thomas Ashbourne himself would be proud.”
Thomas Ashbourne currently sells five pre-made cocktails, including The Perfect Cosmo by SJP from Sarah Jessica Parker; The Margalicious Margarita created by Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson and Ashley Benson as well as The Hardscatto from Playboi Carti and house cocktail, The Classic Old Fashioned.
The Nail Patrick Harris Espresso Martini–as well as the other drinks in the lineup–sells for $13.99 per 375ml bottle and $19.99 for a four pack of 200 mL cans, and will be available for purchase at Total Wine & More, BevMo and other brick and mortar locations nationwide. All five cocktails are kosher certified and gluten free with a premium spirit base that ranges from 12-25% ABV.
For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
This isn’t NPH’s first step into the alcohol space. Previously, he teamed up with Baileys to launch Baileys Deliciously Light.