The nutty bitterness of espresso combined with vodka and sweet dessert liqueur, resulting in a well-balanced espresso martini, proves to be a winning combination time and time again. Whether it be during weekend brunch, a boozy lunch, or a late night of bar hopping, the caffeinated cocktail is a tasty and uplifting choice when you need a slight pick-me-up. And, it can double as dessert as a bonus.
Unfortunately, espresso martinis don’t grace all cocktail menus. It’s not uncommon that a restaurant or bar lacks access to an espresso machine or the liqueurs needed to craft one up at a moment’s notice. So, staying in the know of who’s got ‘em is important. In Houston, there are restaurants and bars that serve espresso martinis up the classic way — and others who put their own twist on them by swapping out the vodka for a different spirit, incorporating a mix of different liqueurs, or adding a little cheese into the mix.
From trusted coffee shops and casual neighborhood gems to upscale restaurants, here are 16 places to find excellent espresso martinis.Read More