We love a classic vodka martini, served freezing cold and slightly dirty. But sometimes we need a bit of a change…and a caffeinated pick-me-up never hurts. Enter the Espresso Martini. Read on to discover our picks for the most delectable combinations of booze and bean.
W Hotel Downtown
For those of you who like your martini served up with a side of posh ambiance, this one’s for you. And if Drinkshop gets too crowded, find your way to the “Living Room” bar downstairs. There’s an adorable Irish bartender who serves up a frothy, slightly sweet, and utterly satisfying espresso martini.
W Hotel Downtown | 404.582.5800 | 45 Allen Plaza | Atlanta, GA 30308
Café 640 (formerly Café di Sol) is known for their grapefruit rosewater martini, but don’t be afraid to ask for the espresso variety. It’s shaken up with ice cold vodka, a shot of Illy espresso, and a hint of cream, then served in a chilled martini glass, complete with an espresso bean or two floating on top.
Cafe 640 | 404.724.0711 | 640 N Highland Ave | Atlanta, GA 30306
If the chilled-out vibe of Decatur is more your speed, you’ll love Carpe Diem. Just around the corner from the Sycamore Street area (pictured), Carpe Diem has a caffeinated elixir called the Toasted Almond. They mix coffee and cream with both Kahlua and Amaretto liqueurs. Dangerously divine.
Carpe Diem | 404.687.9696 | 105 Sycamore Pl | Decatur, GA 30030
Did the Italians invent espresso? Why, yes. Yes, they did. So where better than an Italian restaurant for your espresso-based drink? Fritti lovingly combines Fris vodka, Kahlua, espresso, and cream and serves it up to you with love. Now that’s amorè!
Fritti | 404.880.9559 | 311 N Highland Ave NE | Atlanta, GA 30307
The Chocolate Bar
Booze and house-made chocolates? A bar after our own heart. This place is the perfect beginning (or end) to a girls’ night out, and the chocolate espresso martini should not be missed. Even better to stop by on a Thursday when they are priced at $8 instead of the usual $11.
The Chocolate Bar | 404.378.0630 | 201 W Ponce de Leon Ave | Decatur, GA 30030
Every inch of this place is cool – from the food, to the servers, to the décor, to the patrons. You just can’t go wrong…and certainly not when you order a coffee martini. Espresso vodka is shaken with Whynatte and served over ice in a small tumbler. Deliciously smooth and guaranteed to have you on the dance floor for a solid hour. Trust us.
P’cheen | 404.529.8800 | 701Highland Ave | Atlanta, GA 30312
Are we missing your favorite spot to relax with an espresso martini? Let us know! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with all the delicious details.