Dang, I wish I could have been the one doing the research on this topic. I do enjoy a good espresso martini. But honestly, finding a really good one is tough. So many bars and restaurants subsitute the main ingredient. Did you know many establishments use espresso flavored liqueur (which is used anyone), but some use it in place of the real deal? Make sure you ask if it’s made with real espresso when ordering. I always do.
Thanks to Boston Magazine for doing the difficult research required for this “best of” list. It had to be a labor of love. They shared the results of their “study,” and you will find them below (in alphabetical order). Twelve of Greater Boston’s best are “takes on the classic espresso martini—one foolproof way to get both kinds of buzzes in one excellent drink.” Different strokes for different folks has led to a list that has something for everyone; from the traditional to truly unique. You will also find alcohol variations using rum and tequila. There’s even a “nod to The Big Lebowski.”