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We’re in our espresso martini era! Thankfully, there are a few places you can get your hands on the Cocktail of the Year in Downtown Phoenix.
Coffee and cocktail lovers unite for this frothy and bitter-yet-sweet drink, and it’s popping up all over your newsfeed.
Here’s where you can find an espresso martini on the menu Downtown.
This award-winning cocktail mecca has a classic espresso martini based on the recipe from the father of cocktails, Dick Bradsell. It’s made with Ketel One Vodka, Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur, local cold brew, and demerara gomme.
Details: 132 S. Central Ave., 4th Floor. 602-603-2050. littleritualsbar.com
This Tulum-inspired coffee shop has a classic martini with the jolt of energy you need. It’s made with Drakes Organic Vodka, Liquor 43, espresso from Pexioto Coffee, organic agave, and a sweet toasted lemon peel.
Details: 214 E. Roosevelt St. 602-441-4759. drinkkahvi.com
Yes, you can get an espresso martini at a tequila bar; just ask for the Espiritu De Café at Barcoa. This martini has Reposado Tequila, espresso-infused Spanish liqueur, bitter orange liqueur, coconut liqueur, and dairy-free cream.
Details: 829 N. 1st Ave. 602-980-0788. barcoaphx.com
You can get AZ88’s famous espresso martini at the historic Downtown Phoenix restaurant, Hanny’s! This martini is made with Smirnoff Vodka, Kahlua, Irish Cream, creme de cacao, and a fresh shot of espresso.
Details: 40 N. 1st St. 602-252-2285. hannys.net
The best espresso martini is served with a cannoli on top. Rosso is a new Italian restaurant by the owners of Pomo. Located at CityScape, this cocktail is made with Belvedere Vodka, espresso, walnut liqueur, and hellfire bitters.
Details: 2 E. Jefferson St. 602-218-6001. rossoitalian.com
Most places have one coffee cocktail; Garden Bar has two! Their EXpresso Martini is made with house-made amaro, cold brew coffee, and demerara sugar. Most would be surprised to find out that this cocktail is made with zero alcohol for the sober curious and non-drinkers, alike. Topped with a hand-whipped cream, and cacao nibs (optional). Or have a Cuppa Cold Coffee made with reposado tequila, cold brew coffee, Demerara sugar. Topped with hand-whipped cream, and cacao nibs.
Details: 822 N. 6th Ave. 602-824-2385. gardenbarphx.com
Vice Mayor Yassamin represents one of the most diverse districts in the fifth-largest and fastest-growing city in the United States and the home of Valley Bar. On your next trip to the iconic underground bar grab a “Yassamin-i Martini!” The drink is made with Stoli Vanilla Vodka, New Deal Distillery Coffee Liqueur, Xanadu Coffee Concentrate and Cinnamon.
Details: 130 N. Central Ave. 602-368-3121. valleybarphx.com