Everyone loves a bit of a pick me up at the end of the working week and nothing picks you up better than the classic espresso martini. It has enough of a caffeine kick to keep you awake through the night and enough of an alcohol kick to keep you dancing through the night. (And it looks a whole lot better than a red bull and vodka). Smooth, bitter, a little bit sweet, and everything you could ever want in one drink. Some (read: me) would even say they’re the perfect cocktail. And what better city than Auckland is there to find this perfect creation? Known for our love of coffee and an after-work tipple, the espresso martini is the faultless drink we all want, and deserve. Here are our top spots for finding this superb nightcap.
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My old local, this is where I first fell in love with espresso martinis. They make this classic cocktail right and they make it well.
Obviously no espresso martini list could be complete without the quintessential one from SPQR. The iconic Ponsonby institution is known for its beautifully made martinis with an coffee hit.
The legendary Ostro espresso martini is not to be missed. Grab the gals and head down for a few drinks before hitting the town to dance the night away.
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This unassuming little bar in the middle of the city has an impressive cocktail menu, with espresso martinis being one of their specialities. Check them out if you’re looking for a more relaxed vibe with your drink.