Where to get a winter twist on an Espresso Martini

The best Sydney venues remixing the classic coffee cocktail
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It's a classic for a reason – everyone loves the combination of the pick-me-up powers of coffee and the cool-you-out properties of booze in an Espresso Martini. For winter, Patrón XO Café has curated a list of ace Sydney bars serving a twist on a coffee cocktail, and they're calling it Expresso Society (geddit). Now isn't the time to hibernate – there are cocktails to be drunk and plenty of good times to be had over these Espresso Martinis with a twist.

Want to make these recipes at home? Pick up a bottle of Patrón XO Café from any Dan Murphy's and get shaking.

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Where to drink an Expresso Society cocktail

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Opera Bar Espresso Martini Patron
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Bars, Cocktail bars

Opera Bar

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Opera Bar Espresso Martini

Ingredients:
15ml Patrón XO Café
15ml Amaro Montenegro
30ml Havana 7 rum
10ml Vanilla syrup
60ml Little Drippa espresso
Dash of chocolate bitters

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PROMO - Espresso Martini - Rosie Campbell's
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Bars

Rosie Campbell's

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Patroco

Ingredients:
15ml Patrón XO Café
30ml Bati spiced rum
10ml Chocolate liqueur
30ml Espresso
Dash of house-made toasted coconut syrup
Dash coconut cream
Garnish with torched coconut shavings, grated white chocolate and coffee beans

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QT Bar Patron Espresso Martini
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Bars, Cocktail bars

QT Sydney

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QT Signature Espresso Martini

Ingreidents:
20ml Patrón XO Café
30ml Cinnamon infused vodka 
10ml Monin Salted Caramel
30ml Espresso

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The Bucket List Bar and Eatery
Bars

The Bucket List Bar and Eatery

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Café Caramel

Ingredients:
15ml Patrón XO Café
15ml Butterscotch schnapps
30ml Vanilla vodka
50ml Fresh espresso
Pinch salt
5ml sugar
Garnish with shaved dark chocolate

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PROMO - Espresso Martini - Soda Factory
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Bars

Soda Factory

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Late Night Pick-Up

Ingredients:
15ml Patrón XO Café
30ml Makers Mark bourbon
Dash of caramel and house-made toffee syrup
30ml Espresso
Garnish with banana and agave-glazed bacon

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Mejico espresso martini - Patron
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Restaurants

Mejico CBD & Mejico Miranda

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MeXo Espresso

Ingredients:
20ml Patrón XO Café
20ml Peloton mezcal
28ml Espresso
10ml Agave syrup
10ml Vanilla sugar syrup

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Hugos Manly
Bars, Cocktail bars

Hugos Manly

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Hugo's Espresso Martini

Ingredients:
15ml Patrón XO Café
45ml Absolut Vanilla
45ml Espresso
10ml Sugar syrup

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Cafe Del Mar Espresso Martini Patron
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Restaurants

Café del Mar

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Espresso del Mar

Ingredients:
30ml Patrón XO Café
15ml Frangelico
15ml Butterscotch syrup
30ml Espresso
7.5ml Hazelnut syrup

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Sake Patron Espresso Martini
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Restaurants

Sake - the Rocks and Double Bay

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Premium Espresso Martini

Ingredients:
15ml Patrón XO Café 
30ml Ketel One
30ml Fresh espresso
Dash of walnut-infused maple syrup
Dash of chocolate bitters

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Patron content - Paddington Inn espresso Martini
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Bars, Restaurants

Paddington Inn

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Coffee Cocktail

Ingredients:
15ml Patrón XO Café 
45ml Bacardi Fuego spiced rum
45ml Single O espresso
15ml Salted caramel syrup
Garnish with two burnt marshmallows

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The Argyle Espresso Martini Patron
Photograph: James Ambrose
Bars, Pubs

The Argyle

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Expresso Society Martini

Ingredients:
15ml Patrón XO Café
10ml Sugar syrup
30ml Grinders Coffee X-Tract
45ml Kraken Spice Rum 

 

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District Brasserie Patron Espresso Martini
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Restaurants, Bistros

District Brasserie

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Sweet Roasted Espresso Martini

Ingredients:
15ml Patrón XO Café
30ml Rye vodka
30ml Espresso infused with vanilla
15ml Egg yolk
Serve in aromatised glass of sweet spices

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Patron Campaign - Assembly cocktail
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Bars

Assembly

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XO Express

Ingredients:
30ml Patrón XO Café
30ml Vodka
30ml Espresso
15ml Salted caramel syrup
Pinch of salt
Garnished with house made almond caramel

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Hacienda Espresso Martini Patron
Photograph: James Ambrose
Bars, Cocktail bars

Hacienda Bar Sydney

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Campfire Espresso Martini

Ingredients:
45ml Patrón XO Café
45ml Espresso
30ml Toasted marshmallow syrup
15ml Kahlua

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Exterior at Clock Hotel
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Bars, Pubs

Clock Hotel

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Patron Espresso Martini

Ingredients:
15ml Patrón XO Café
30ml Absolut vodka
15ml Vanilla syrup
45ml Little Dripper coffee
Garnish with three coffee beans

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Zephyr Espresso Martini Patron
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Bars, Cocktail bars

Zephyr Bar

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Acoustic Mist

Ingredients:
15ml Patron XO Café
60ml acoustically infused muscatel rum
5ml Fernet branca  
Patron XO air floated on top
Patron XO fog on side

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Sheaf Espresso Martini
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Bars, Pubs

The Sheaf

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Sheaf Espresso Martini

Ingredients:
15ml Patrón XO Café Dark Cocoa 
45ml Little Drippa cold drip coffee
30ml Absolut vodka 
15ml Vanilla syrup

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