What's in it? Coffee. whisky, Frangelico and Drambuie
This welcoming Scottish bar does everything well, from food to cocktails and puns — and who doesn’t love a good pun? The Loch Ness’presso Martini appropriately includes that classic Scottish ingredient, whisky, and the culinary traditions don’t stop there. If the mood takes you, you can order haggis or black pudding. Not feeling adventurous? Pair your Loch Ness’presso with mac n cheese balls, popcorn chicken or just have another — they’re that good!
What’s in it? Coffee liqueur, rye vodka, vanilla and caramel
Not many places do cocktails quite like Polly. Along with its signature mixes, you’ll also find mocktail and vegan cocktail lists. The reputation of Polly’s espresso martini is so highly regarded it doesn’t even needa fancy name. It’s an espresso martini, shaken twice for a lush, creamy texture.
What’s in it? Cargo Cult rum, cinnamon and vanilla syrup, Kahlua and espresso
This bar is intimate, cosy and staffed by true culinary creatives who know exactly how a martini — any martini — should taste. A modern take on a classic, the Cult Espresso Martini is a fine example of the bartenders’ dedication to their craft.
What’s in it? Shochu, vodka, coffee, sake and white chocolate foam
Naming this joint after beloved character Mr Miyagi, from the Karate Kid movies, was a good idea because the cold drip martini here packs a powerful kick. The combination of shochu, vodka and sake will give you the chilled zen of Miyagi himself. If you’re after a meal, the Japanese menu blends tradition with pop culture and modern flavours. Try the MFC, or Miyagi Fried Chicken. It’s hot, crispy and satisfying.
What’s in it? Salted caramel, Bacardi, Fuego spiced rum and espresso
If you thought the salted caramel craze had already had its time in the sun, you’ll be pleased to know Lounge is still serving up this adored ingredient and has even named its espresso martini after it. This is a good place to grab a burger, parma or pizza, especially if you wash it down with the salty caramel goodness of the featured drink.
What’s in it? Cargo Cult spiced rum, Amarula, crème de mure and espresso
The bar’s theme is African, but forget the tacky animal prints and safari hats — this place is about bringing contemporary flair and flavours together. Be inspired, from the chic modern dining space to the hip cocktail bar upstairs. Let your Mzungu Martini take you on a little journey to a side of Africayou haven’t seen before.