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Absolut Is Releasing an Espresso Martini Purse & It Looks Exactly Like the Cocktail

Wear an espresso martini while sipping an espresso martini.

Courtesy of Absolut
Courtesy of Absolut
Courtesy of Absolut

The espresso martini has picked up popularity recently, so much so that the buzzy vodka beverage has exploded into something of a phenomenon. Now, you can wear your love for it on your sleeve or at least on your shoulder. Absolut is teaming up with viral designer Nikolas Bentel for an espresso martini handbag that looks just like the real thing.

The exclusive, limited-edition drop, which was practically primed for holiday parties, is set for Friday, November 25, or Black Friday.

“The goal of The Absolut Espresso Martini Handbag is to bring the iconic cocktail beyond the bar, onto the streets, and into people’s homes,” Bentel said in the announcement. “Attention-grabbing, yet classic, there is a real story to tell with this creative contrast: just like the timeless recipe, The Absolutions Espresso Martini Handbag is the perfect mix of bold complexity and classic nostalgia.”¬†

Courtesy of Absolut
Courtesy of Absolut
Courtesy of Absolut

Along with the bag launch, Absolut has partnered with entertaining experts Hauste to curate the Absolute Espresso Martini Mini Soiree Guide, so you can plan a holiday gathering to show off your purse. The resource guide includes festive food pairings, playlists, design inspiration, a cocktail kit, and even fashion recommendations. 

“The Absolut Espresso Martini has evolved with our palates over time and the popularity of the cocktail we find in our glass today speaks to the brand’s versatility and fixability,” Vice President of Marketing Matt Foley added in the announcement. “Our recent campaign, ‘Born to Mix,’ personifies popular Absolut cocktails to inspire people of all backgrounds to mix together, including the lively, attention-grabbing personality of the Espresso Martini, and we’re thrilled to dimensionalize this for the holidays through special moments of conviviality.”

You can snag the Absolut Espresso Martini Handbag online next Friday for $199.Want more Thrillist? Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, TikTok, and Snapchat.

Megan Schaltegger is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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