When you need a drink that’ll perk you up and cool you down, order a coffee cocktail at these Sydney bars that are pretty keen on the bean. And no, they're not all your 21st birthday party's 'expresso martinis'. For more, check out our guide to Sydney's best coffee experiences, plus our lists of the best cycling cafés and Bondi cafés.
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Coffee cocktails in Sydney
Tuxedo is a bar dedicated to Espresso Martinis. But maybe you're looking for something lighter and more refreshing than the classic vodka, espresso, Kahlua and sugar syrup mix. The Dirty Espresso Martini is the drink you’re after. They run the water a little faster through more grounds than you would for a stand-alone cold drip, and then just add Mr Black and vodka so it stays clear and light bodied but maintains that roasted flavour. If a classic Vodka Espresso is velvet, then the Dirty is gossamer silk.
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We're all for a late night hootenanny, but sometimes there's nothing better than bending the elbow with the sun on your back and a cool drink to keep things chill. And we're not alone. Sydney's rooftop bars account for some of the most popular, and hard won, seats in the city, so get in quick for the glory spots with the best views.