The espresso martini is an art form in itself, so if you’re on the hunt for the perfect one – we’ve got you covered for the best of the best caffeinated cocktails in Sydney!
Embrace your inner Californian at SoCal’s rooftop bar and enjoy their famous salted caramel espresso martini. Made with Ketel One vodka, Galliano Ristretto and two shots of espresso with just a hint of salted caramel it makes for a very pretty and delicious drink. The chocolate honeycomb on top is the perfect addition, the trick is to let it dissolve and simply enjoy your afternoon in the sun!
If there’s one thing we’re sure of, it’s that cravings of Vietnam’s amazing coffee is something that never goes away. Good Vietnamese coffee does, in fact, exist in Sydney,– you just have to know where to go. Darlinghurst’s Red Lily is one of those places. With a vibrant Asian twist on the traditional espresso martini, blending Vietnamese-style coffee with honey and clove-infused tequila – look no further for all your caffeinated cocktail needs.
A classy and understated approach to the espresso martini is sometimes all you want in a cocktail. In that case, head to QT for your classic cocktail fix. If you’re staying in one of the hotel’s incredible rooms, don’t worry about getting out of your PJs – there is an in-room Nespresso machine and two small bottles of Belvedere and Patron tequila so you can get crafty and make your own!
Blu Bar on 36
Recognised (and rightly so) as one of Sydney’s best cocktail bars – night owls flock to Blu Bar for their famous vanilla espresso martini. Created by Blu Bar’s talented mixologists, the vanilla liqueur, Hennessey VS and fresh espresso means you can’t go wrong here.
Do yourself a favour and get to Button Bar and order the espresso martini. Made with Bacardi Oro rum, coffee liqueur and espresso with a splash of their home-made vanilla syrup, this martini is as comforting as it is stimulating.
Jekyll & Hyde
Cocktails and assorted ‘potions’ are first order here at Jekyll & Hyde, so grab a seat and one of their yummy espresso martinis (made with vodka shaken with Patron XO, Tuaca and Single Origin espresso) for a fun time at this Robert Louis Stevenson’s dream come to life!
The Botanist’s cocktails are something to be reckoned with and you can’t go wrong with their signature vanilla espresso martini. Think house-infused vanilla bean vodka mixed with Kahlua, vanilla bean syrup and Will & Co’s 808 espresso for a delicious piece of caffeinated heaven.
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