It's a joyous occasion when two of your closest mates get together. And when those two friends — caffeine and alcohol — are responsible for getting you through exhausting city livin' it's an even bigger cause for celebration. We're talking, of course, of the loved espresso martini.
Whether as a post-work pick-me-up or a post-meal digestif, espresso martinis are undeniably popular. And The Argyle is fuelling our ongoing love affair with its new pop-up martini bar. Every day from 12pm, the pop-up — dubbed Espresso Yo'self — will be stirring and shaking espresso martinis.
Produced in collaboration with Patron and the Rockpool Dining Group, the pop-up offers five extravagant coffee-based tipples plus a rotating weekly special. The menu kicks off with a take on the classic, called Intuition for Beginners ($21), that features Patron XO Cafe, coffee liqueur, Baileys and a cream float. For something more indulgent, look to the Three Wishes ($20), made with Patron XO Cafe, nougat, vanilla and honey or the version topped with a doughnut — if that's your thing.
Or, if you're feeling adventurous, the first weekly special, Incendio Espresso Martini ($22), includes brown cacao, egg white and — wait for it — fresh chilli. If you weren't awake before...
The caffeine- and Patron-fuelled pop-up is running for three months, too, so you've got plenty of time to make your way through the menu.
The Espresso Martini Pop-Up is open from 12pm daily and will run until the end of May. To make a reservation, head to The Argyle website.