Recipe | Classic Espresso Martini
It’s time to accept that this slightly sweet, slightly bitter, frothy concoction isn’t leaving our nights out...
In the mornings, it’s our happiness (and half our personality), providing unrealistic expectations of productivity and ensuring the safety of coworkers. But after 5pm (and occasionally by lunchtime), we need something more than coffee.
So combining booze and coffee for an evening caffeine hit? Double happiness. Whether you need to escape the daily grind or fortify yourself for a long night, sip your way through the best espresso martinis on offer at cocktail bars around Brisbane.
Heya Bar’s salted caramel martini is a brewtiful sight, complete with vodka, coffee, TMD salty caramel, condensed milk, and topped with a caramel swirl. It’s like your childhood winter treat and grown-up fave all rolled into one.
Coppa Spuntino’s classic Speziato Espresso Martini, with spiced rum, Kahlua, espresso, and salted caramel are made even more delicious by the selection of delectable snacks and desserts on offer. Order a cheese plate perhaps, or a panna cotta, and pretend you’re on holiday in Tuscany.
Will it have you on cloud nine? Yes it will. But you won’t remember how you got there. You don’t need to remember a fancy alternative cocktail name, just ask for an espresso martini and you will get to sip one of Brisbane’s finest in one of Brisbane’s most luxe venues.
Round up your cru and head on down to Cru Bar for your choice of four espresso martinis – cappuccino, Patron XO, pep up and tiger blood. Ease yourself into your espresso martini mini-tour with the cappuccino, which is a gentle mix of Belvedere, Baileys, cream, sugar syrup and an espresso shot. Once you’re ready, work your way through the list. It’ll be the good kind of hurt.
Take a walk on the wild side with an Antlers Forrest. We’re talking Belvedere vodka, Chambord, Crème de Cacao, Kahlua and, you guessed it, espresso. Sixteen Antlers is an urban rooftop jungle, making for one hell of an adventure.
It seems that good things come in TENS. Crafted Coffee Co. is gracing us with ten (yeah) espresso martinis – including the Crafted Coffee Co. cold drip martini. A mouthful in every sense, you’ve got Crafted Coffee Co. cold drip, Ketel One vodka, white chocolate liqueur and sugar syrup, and vanilla mist. Theatrical af.
Feeling depresso after your day? Head to Friday’s by the river where the only thing more buoying than the espresso martinis is the fairy lit tree on the rooftop giving way to a view of the twinkling Story Bridge. Mixing vodka, Patron XO and espresso (of course), it’ll mocha you happy in no time.
Espresso patronum yourself into a good mood!