You can’t go wrong with an espresso or pornstar martini.
When we think of cocktails, martinis are one of the top drinks that spring to mind. There’s just something about a buzzing, coffee-fuelled espresso martini or a juicy passionfruit-flavoured pornstar martini (with a shot of prosecco, of course) that make them absolute winners when it comes to a great night out with friends. So, we’ve compiled a guide to the best places in Glasgow to enjoy delicious martinis at, meaning you can enjoy this tipple of choice with ease and knowing it’s mixed to perfection. From bars shaking up classic mouth-watering martinis to eateries serving exciting twists on pornstar and espresso martinis, here are six of the best bars and restaurants for you to sip these cocktail favourites at.
For a classic pornstar martini made with Absolut passionfruit and vanilla vodka, head to Revolution. If we can’t travel abroad this summer we might as well feel like we are with this refreshing orange and passionfruit-flavoured drink. And if you’re looking for another perfect summery cocktail to keep you cool, try a Hot Girl Summer made with Absolut watermelon vodka.
Revolution, 84 Mitchell Street, G1 3NA
67-69 Renfield Street, G2 1LF
2. The Spiritualist
The Spiritualist has taken the espresso martini to new heights (quite literally) by creating a variation inspired by the ultra whipped coffee trending on social media during lockdown 1.0, that is the dalgona coffee. The Merchant City bar’s espresso martini features Absolut vodka, coffee liqueur, butterscotch liqueur and topped with whipped coffee which can be served either white or black just like your regular daytime brew.
The Spiritualist, 62 Miller Street, Merchant City, G1 1DT
3. Bread Meats Bread
With three venues across Glasgow, you can take your pick as to where you fancy enjoying a martini or two. Bread Meats Bread has its very own cocktail known as the BMB Star Martini and it packs a tropical punch! Featuring Absolut passionfruit vodka, Malibu Passionfruit, fresh lime juice and pineapple juice and served with the classic shot of prosecco, it’s an easy and delicious drink to sip on alongside this restaurant’s epic food offerings such as burgers, hot dogs, poutine and more.
Bread Meats Bread, 104 St Vincent Street, G2 5UB
701 Great Western Road, G12 8RA
Glasgow Fort Shopping Park, Unit A, 90 Provan Walk, G34 9DL
4. Church on the Hill
Serving a wide selection of cocktails including their signature espresso martini, Church on the Hill is also prepared for the summer as it’s set be a scorcher (even in Glasgow) with some frozen cocktails added to their menu. The Southside bar and restaurant is serving up a frozen pornstar martini slushie making it the ultimate boozy drink for a heatwave that’ll leave you feeling refreshed and ordering another…
Church on the Hill, 16 Algie Street, G41 3DJ
Founded and led by the team behind Bread Meats Bread, ‘Babs serves up sensational small plates, skewers and shawarmas, as well as some banging cocktails not to be missed. Try the restaurant’s caffé martini which features freshly-brewed Turkish coffee as well as almond syrup for a Mediterranean twist. Plus, for all the pornstar martini lovers in Glasgow, there’s the Babstar Martini, perfect to enjoy before tucking into some unreal wraps or eating your weight in halloumi.
Babs, 49 West Nile Street, G1 2PT
6. The Big Feed
Considered the biggest indoor street food market in Scotland, The Big Feed, sure knows how to do food and drink, including cocktails. The Glasgow street food market serves up a mouth-wateringly good Passion Star Collins, an alternative take on the classic pornstar martini. Order one of these and with an array of street food dishes and you’ve got yourself quite the spread.
Big Feed, 249-325 Govan Road, G51 2SE
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