Ah, the Espresso Martini. The perfect combination of coffee and cocktail. Is there any other drink so chic? So sophisticated? We think not! And if you, like us, are always in the mood for an Espresso Martini with your friends, then keep reading. We’ve compiled a guide to the best places in London where you can enjoy these delicious martinis, mixed to perfection. From rooftop terraces to iconic bars serving up highly-Instagrammable martini trees, here are six of the best spots to sip Espresso Martinis in style this summer.
The clue is in the name with this stylish collection of bars – Dirty Martini is perfect for dancing, catching up with friends and yes, marvellous martinis. With seven bars in London, you can enjoy top tier Espresso Martinis wherever you are in the city! Going with a group? You should definitely order an amazing Absolut Angel Wings Tree sharer which you can fill with eight martinis of your choice.
Visit Chelsea Funhouse and you can enjoy three floors and a terrace full of food, drink and entertainment. Oh, and for Espresso Martini fans, it’s a veritable nirvana with a whole bar dedicated to the classic drink! You can enjoy four types of vodka-based Espresso Martinis on their menu, and plenty of alternative twists on the cocktail too!
Absolut has taken over the rooftop of this infamous Shoreditch spot and you’ll be able to enjoy tasty Espresso Martinis from their Absolut rooftop menu all summer long! Venture up onto the rooftop of the Queen of Hoxton, admiring the Absolut designs on the staircase as you go, and emerge onto the bright and airy terrace bar. There, you can tuck into burgers, drinks while you enjoy those iconic city views – it’s perfect for date night, catch ups and weekend sessions.
Wandering around Waterloo in hunt of your caffeinated cocktail fix? You’ll find a little slice of paradise and an Espresso Martini over at Bar Elba. This rooftop bar is a great spot to soak up those summer vibes. Expect palm trees, sunset views of the city and good vibes. Order an Absolut Martini Tree or celebrate the sunshine with one of their bottomless drinks packages. Note: if you’re a fruity drinks kind of person, you can also enjoy a delicious passion fruit-flavoured Pornstar Martini here too!
Cult café-bar, Grind, is always a cute spot for cocktails with your friends. While Grind’s drinks list is constantly changing, one thing remains the same – if you ask for an Espresso Martini, you’ll never be disappointed. It’s great coffee, served just the way we like it…in cocktail form.
Find Adventure at this Clapham High Street Bar, famed for its beer pong, Happy Hour cocktails and epic weekend parties! It’s the perfect venue for people who want to enjoy great Espresso and Pornstar Martinis in a delightfully eclectic setting. You can also get your hands on an Absolut Martini Tree here, and they offer bottomless drinks packages too – cheers!
Mobile bar service, Honestfolk, have popped up at the Southbank Centre this summer offering you delicious seasonal cocktails, alongside all your favourite classics. Just chat to one of Honestfolk’s talented mixologists who’ll be able to recommend the perfect drink to tickle your unique tastebuds. Or, just ask for an Espresso or Passionfruit Martini – you know you want one!
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