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"I hoped this would be solid. It was about 10x better than I ever expected." 
Steve Bramucci - Uproxx
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Mario's

Hard Espresso

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The Story

The fine specimen in the photo?  That's my father,  Mario. That killer physique?  That's from hard work... “farm-ripped" as we like to say.

Mario worked hard - loved hard - and lived a life overflowing with family and friends.  And each Christmas,  using a secret Sicilian family recipe and a lot of love, he would make up a small batch of his famous hard espresso as a special gift.  If you were lucky enough to get one, you cherished that bottle as long as you could knowing it would be a whole year until you got a shot at another.

Every bottle we make contains Mario's secret recipe...  handcrafted with the same love and care he put into every one of his. And just like my dad's original,  it's delicious... crazy delicious if I do say so myself.

 
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So from Mario's family to yours,  we invite you to live hard - love hard – and cherish every moment with family and friends. And having a bottle of MARIO’S HARD ESPRESSO on hand helps make it all a little sweeter.

Pensa Salute' - Joseph Grasso

 
 
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MARIO'S cocktails

Super simple, but super specific makes Mario’s Crazy Delicious.

 

We handcraft every bottle of Mario’s Hard Espresso starting with Triple-Distilled, 200-proof Grain Neutral Spirit. It’s pure and super smooth and imparts no alcohol flavor, like what happens in other coffee liqueurs made with a lower proof vodka, tequila or rum. This allows the rich, delicious flavors of the 100% Arabica Dark Roast Italian Espresso, Organic Madagascar Vanilla and a touch of Cane Sugar to blend beautifully and really come through. It’s also what makes Mario’s so incredibly versatile as a delicious addition to traditional cocktails made with whiskey, bourbon, rum, mezcal, vodka and tequila. Cheers!

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The Godfather

1 OZ Mario’s Hard Espresso

2 OZ Blended scotch or bourbon

.25 OZ Amaretto

 

Stir in ice until chilled, strain over rocks. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

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WHERE TO BUY

Los Angeles, CA

BAR KEEPER – SILVERLAKE

SAN DIEGO, CA

KEG N BOTTLE – EL CAJON BLVD.
KEG N BOTTLE – DEL CERRO
KEG N BOTTLE – RANCHO SANTA FE

SACRAMENTO, CA

CORTI BROTHERS MARKET

SIMI VALLEY, CA

VENTURE LIQUORS

GROVER BEACH, CA

Sylmar, CA

THOUSAND OAKS, CA

COPPER STILLS LIQUORS

MOORPARK, CA

HANDIEST FOOD MART

THIRD BASE MARKET AND SPIRITS

THE BOTTLE SHOPPE

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA

CORK N BOTTLE LIQUORS

PASO ROBLES, CA

THIRD BASE MARKET AND SPIRITS

Mario’s is also being served in these fine Bars and restaurants:

The varnish bar

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CA

bossa nova

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CA

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA

BIRDS

FRANKLIN VILLAGE, CA

Bludso's Bar & Q

WEST LOS ANGELES, CA

FINNEY'S CRAFTHOUSE

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA

BURBANK, CA

PORTER RANCH, CA

VENTURA, CA

SANTA BARBARA, CA

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA

EL CONDOR

SILVERLAKE, CA

LUCKY'S

MALIBU, CA

PETE'S BREWHOUSE

DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO, CA

ARDEN WAY, SACRAMENTO, CA

ROSEVILLE, CA

YUBA CITY, CA

LIBERTY CALL DISTILLING

SAN DIEGO, CA

WALLY'S WINE AND SPIRITS

SANTA MONICA, CA

BEVERLY HILLS, CA

 
Uproxx
“Our Staff Names Their Favorite Spirits to Bring to a Holiday Party.”
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press

Uproxx

"Our Staff Names Their Favorite Spirits to Bring to a Holiday Party.” - 12/16/21

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"The expression is a literal distillation of a son’s love for his immigrant dad"

 

"Mario’s Hard Espresso’s flavors are clarified in a way that far exceeds other entries in the genre" 

 

"My bottle was gone in a week — I can’t remember the last time that happened."

 

VARIETY

Tom Sandoval - Signature Espresso Martini - 10/28/21

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"I always get an espresso martini to start off the night, it's just a nice energy boost to get the night started."

 

"Sandoval... uses Mario’s Hard Espresso, a blend of roasted Italian espresso, organic Madagascar vanilla and cane sugar."

 

Voyage - LA Magazine

Conversation with Joseph Grasso - Founder of Mario's Hard Espresso - 3/21/22

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"We launched in Nov. 2021 and the response has been fantastic. Generally when people try it, they love it."

 

"We’ve been seeing bartenders all over LA using Mario's in new ways to create all kinds of amazing craft-cocktails."

 

"...we were determined that if we were going to do this, we had to do it right. We had to honor my Dad and make a product that he would be proud of."

 
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Let's Keep In Touch

Cheers!

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drink mario's. enjoy responsibly.