Archive | June, 2015

Five of the Best Espresso Martinis in Geelong

19 Jun

Espresso Martini GeelongWhat better sort of post for a Friday than one about Cocktails. Surely one of the Kings of the Cocktail list has to be the Espresso Martini. With it’s rich coffee bean hit served in a chilled Martini glass, topped with foaming rich goodness and a subtle coffee bean or two for decorative purposes it’s after dinner Apéritifs at their best! But where is Geelong should one head for such treats? We’re done the leg work and tracked down the Top 5 Espesso Martini’s in town.

Tulip
Pakington St, Geelong West

We’re always impressed with the wine knowledge and cocktail skills of the guys and girls behind the bar at Tulip. Order up an Espresso Martini here and you won’t be disappointed.

Denny’s Kitchen
66 Brougham Street Geelong

Relative newcomer in the city Denny’s Kitchen has the goods on the cocktail mixing. The great vibe, good food and rollicking atmosphere make this a go to destination. Its likely coffee runs in the veins of this authentically Italian eatery, and top notch coffee is a perfect way to start off a very decent Espresso Martini. Be prepared to enjoy a strongly brewed, full flavoured Espresso Martini.

Opium Bar
James St, Geelong.

This place is made for Cocktails so its no surprise to find a great choice of interesting mix ups confronts you. If you decide to opt for the classic Espresso Martini rather than opting for one of their tantalising, unusual creations you’ll be served up a delightful, professionally prepared mix. You can tell the pros come out to play at this little, dimly lit cocktail bar.

If you’re up for trying a few other cocktails we can also recommend the Lemon & Sugar Pancake – it’s quite extraordinary how exactly like a Lemon and Sugar Pancake this cocktail tastes!

Dive Bar
84a Lt Malop Street

The Espresso Martini here is as decent as you’ll get, if you’re not a coffee fan you can try their Chocolotini – the chocolate lovers Martini.

Gin & Co
30 Aberdeen St, Geelong West

If you like your bars refined, finely furnished and dimly lit then make tracks for Gin & Co. An impressive Cocktail list awaits. Here they serving up an Espresso Martini with classic ingredients and prepared by someone who obviously knows their way around both a coffee machine and cocktail bar.

Special Mention:

An impressive cocktails menu awaits at Mr Umamis on Pakington St and we were thrilled to see (and try) a few unusual cocktail combinations. However, as they don’t currently have an Espresso Martini on their drinks menu (hint hint!) they didn’t make this list. But high fives for some great, inventive cocktails – we’ll be back soon!

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