The Espresso Martini is having a moment. It’s the just-right combo of vodka, coffee liqueur and espresso that perks you up and gives you a little buzz.  It’s the perfect brunch cocktail, dessert substitution or post dinner drink if you continuing on your Saturday night bar hop. There are plenty of spots in South Boston to order one, so we decided to round up our favorite ones!

But first a little history of the Espresso Martini:

This cocktail was invented in London way back in the 1980’s by a bartender named Dick Bradsell. Word on the street is Bradsell created the drink which was originally called The Vodka Espresso then the Pharmaceutical Stimulant when a young model bellied up to the bar and asked for something to “wake me up and f**k me up.” And the rest is history.

So without further adieu, here are our favorite spots for the Espresso Martini in the Neighborhood


Capo makes their Espresso Martini with vodka, Capo cold brew, Galliano Ristretto, cacao, cream – chilled, shaken, served in an elegant glass and garnished with three coffee beans.

The Broadway

The Espresso Martinis at The Broadway flow right from a tap! The Nitro Draft Espresso Martini is Boston’s first on draft!

Roza Lyons

This cozy local favorite, Roza Lyons serves up their Espresso Martinis in a large martini glass made with Pinnacle Double Espresso Vodka, Skyy Vanilla Bean Vodka, Irish Cream and Kahlua.

Lulu Green

Enjoy Lulu Green‘s concoction is made with Rhodium Black Walnut Coffee Vodka, Freshly Brewed Espresso, Maple Syrup, Oat Milk, Finished w/Dark Cacao Powder – all ingredients are local with the exception of the oat milk!


Publico’s Espresso Martini can be enjoyed in the main dining room, at the bar or in the wildly popular Lodge. Made with Stoli vanilla vodka, Frangelico, Irish cream, coffee liqueur, and espresso. In two sizes, regular or the “El Jefe.” We say go big or go home!


Home of the 7 Days of Brunch, Lincoln offers their Espresso Martini with vodka, Irish cream, coffee liqueur and cold brew. You can enjoy one at brunch or dinner!


Shenannigan’s shakes up their Espresso Martini with Absolut vodka, Baileys, Kahlua & cold brew

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  1. Jason January 14, 2022 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Spressotinibrats on IG :) great reviews of these delicious dessert drinks 🍸

  2. Bob January 15, 2022 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Mr. Martinis the only Reviews you can trust in Boston ! Done over 200 reviews in Boston area… check them out on Instagram!

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