Espresso Martinis are all the rage at the moment. They’re the perfect drink to start your night out on the town. Instead of reaching for a Jagar Bomb to perk you up, it’s time to move onto the classier pick me up option.
To me there are some important factors that make a good Espresso Martini, the coffee flavour needs to be there but it shouldn’t just taste like a cold coffee with alcohol, the other flavours need to shine through as well. Another important factor is it cannot be too sweet, you want to be shaking from the caffeine not the sugar rush.
There are so many great cocktail bars in Adelaide now and the quality is outstanding. Here is my top ten Espresso Martini’s in Adelaide:
1. La Moka
Instead of wishing for a never ending packet of Tim Tams I think I would wish for a glass that is forever filled with a La Moka Espresso Martini. It’s smooth with the right amount of sweet and bitter.
6. Gypsy Dragon
Vietnamese espresso martini bubble tea, yes you heard me right! It’s such a novel fun idea and tasty to boot!
7. The Collins Bar
Shut the front door, Affogato Martini served with dark chocolate and house made vanilla rum ice-cream. I’ll take ten!
8. La Boheme
A simple and classic take on the cocktail. The bar is so cute, I like to imagine I am sitting in France whilst I sip the coffee flavour in.
Words by Sophie Miller of The Streets of Adelaide