Midori Illusion shakers may come and go, but espresso martinis are forever. One of these coffee and alcohol concoctions is the perfect way to end a classy night. Three, however, will definitely put an end to a classy night…
But enough about me. Here’s where we go for Perth’s best espresso martinis.
Strange Company, the darling of Freo’s new bar/restaurant offerings, is keeping it real with our fave caffeinated cocktail. Tucked into a residential street, this spot is sophisticated and unassuming—like the espresso martini itself.
The Ellington Jazz Club
The Ellington Jazz Club will not only swoon you into ecstasy with the sounds of smooth jazz, but with their modern rendition of this famous cocktail.
They love wine at Elba, but they also respect the sanctity of this almighty after-dinner cocktail. This hip wine bar serves up some of the best espresso-based libations.
Game changer! Halford Bar’s Cold Brew Martini has put a twist on the classic espresso martini. Cold brew, rum, coffee liqueur and ginger. Blasphemy? No, delicious. And drunk out of a gold-rim goblet that will change your life. For the better.
The booze wizards from 399 Bar can work their magic on any tipple. Sip their espresso martini and fill your heart with love. And caffeine and booze. It won’t know what to do.
The Laneway Lounge
Speakeasy-style jazz hall The Laneway Lounge keeps the classics alive on and off the stage. Improvise and go off-cocktail-menu for a satisfying espresso martini experience.
Rubra Espresso, Kahlua, Wyborowa Vodka. All of these things, plus Maylands favourite local Swallow Bar, and you have a delicious….What? Anyone? Anyone? Espresso martini. It’s what this whole freaking story is about.
Clarences serves up a mean espresso martini—a foamy, boozy, coffee, liquor brew with three naughty little coffee beans floating on top just beckoning you in. Drink it in your face.
Make the espresso-fuelled booziness last a little longer with The Espresso Highball at Lot 20—vodka, cold macerated espresso, chocolate, coffee and panela sugar foam. It laughs in the face of more normal espresso martinis. Or as they call them “normies”.
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