Gather around y’all! We’re giving you the low down on the best espresso martinis in Austin!
Are you looking for a way to satisfy your adult coffee craving? Lucky for you, we’ve put together a list of some of the latest (and greatest) spots to grab an espresso martini in Austin. Whether you’re keeping it casual on the East Side of Austin or wanting to go pinky’s up in the Domain, we’ve collected all the bars across the city with the best espresso martini recipes.
First up is Paul Martin’s Austin Grill in the Domain. If you’re in the mood for a steak while you’re in North Austin, chances are you’ll end up here, but it’s also quite common just to pop in for a cocktail or two. To secure your spot, make a reservation ahead of time on their website and once you have that espresso martini in hand, we highly recommend pairing your after-dinner drink with their Warm Butter Cake for dessert. Who doesn’t love a warm cake topped with vanilla ice cream after all?
The Lucky Duck is a great place to kick back and shake off some workweek stress. Their signature espresso martini is made with nothing but the best top-shelf liquors and it’s not uncommon to find live music to pair perfectly with that cocktail. As you already know, Austin’s food truck scene is pretty important to our up and coming city which is why Lucky Duck has a taco truck in their own backyard for customers looking for a good bite while you sip.
All dressed up with no place to go? Not anymore! Your stilettos and fitted suits are more than welcome at Justine’s! This high-end french brasserie is located just west of downtown in the Clarkesville neighborhood of Austin. If you’re budgeting this may be a spot to save up for, but if you’re willing to drop a bit of cash, this is your spot! Make sure you’re looking for a little bit of a wake up because unlike most mixes, Justine’s espresso martini calls for real espresso!
What’s better than a fancy coffee? A spiked fancy coffee, also known as an espresso martini. Located in Downtown Austin, Codependent Cocktails + Coffee has all kinds of beverages nailed down with their espresso martini being a crowd favorite. It’s also a great place to work and network all day with other young professionals in Austin. If you’re not the work-from-cafe type, it’s also a great place to transition to after work drinks! Try giving their cocktail called “The Codependent” a try if you’re willing to try their spin on a coffee flavored cocktail made with tequila.
The Roosevelt Room does not take cocktail mixing lightly. Their espresso martini not only come with some unique flavors like macadamia liquor but also a bit of a history lesson. Just take a look at their website to figure out where and when these cocktails were curated. This espresso martini in particular dates back to London in the late 1980s. Looking for some more lessons? Sign up for some of their bartending classes on their website taught directly out of their downtown Austin location. Oh! And did we mention they have their full cocktail list available for pickup AND delivery?
Italian food is a bit of a rarity in our city full of tacos and barbecue. For that reason, Red Ash is always packed, and even getting a reservation is hard. We hope you’re a planner because you’ll most likely be making your reservation about 2 months in advance for this high scale Italian restaurant located in Downtown Austin. This is all the more reason to make sure you take full advantage of the menu and order their espresso martini to conclude your meal (Okay, fine. Order a tiramisu, too).
While this isn’t your spot for a lively ladies’ night, this is definitely the place to feel like you’re part of an exclusive few. Visit Eden Cocktail Bar on East 6th Street in Downtown Austin for an intimate date night with dim candle lighting. While you’re there, try Kristen’s favorite espresso martini in the city. However, rather than ordering your average espresso martini, order what’s called “Water of Life.” It has bourbon, demerara, salted caramel, filtered coffee, and chocolate cream to top it off.