Where to Find Espresso Martinis in the Hudson Valley

From early to evening, indulge in espresso martinis that are worth a shot at these Hudson Valley restaurants.

The smooth, rich, and perfectly balanced drink that is the espresso martini is the caffeinated cocktail that coffee lovers can’t resist. Whether at Sunday brunch or happy hour, this blend of bold espresso, sweet liqueur, and vodka is an exciting twist on your morning classic. This is your wake-up call to check out what’s brewing on the menus at these Hudson Valley bars and restaurants.

110 Grill



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110 Grill brings modern American cuisine to a trendy, casual atmosphere at its location in Poughkeepsie. The grand horseshoe bars and outdoor patios and fire pits offer the perfect setting to eat food with flare and sip martinis with a twist. Try the gnocchi Bolognese with the signature double espresso martini, mixed with espresso and espresso vodka, to finish the night strong. Sport a suit, don a dress, or swing by in some shorts for a delicious dinner.

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225 Warren Bar and Grill


As the name suggests, this restaurant is located on Hudson’s Warren Street and is the dinner spot that Hudsonites need to hit up. Here, American comfort food is done with an Italian twist and happens to pair well with the restaurant’s take on the espresso martini. A combination of 3 Olives espresso- and vanilla-flavored vodkas, Bailey’s, and Kahlua, this boozy beverage is delicious alongside the cauliflower wings or chicken parmesan.

Blu Pointe



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Blu Pointe is the upscale dining experience that seafood lovers won’t want to miss. Complete with breathtaking views of the Hudson River and fresh, locally sourced fish, a meal here will truly blow you out of the water. Although the carefully curated wine list is the proud winner of a Wine Spectator Award, the after-dinner espresso martini is definitely worth checking out. Espresso vodka, coffee liqueur, brewed espresso, and fresh Irish crema will chase down your Wagyu wonderfully.

Cosimo’s Trattoria

Middletown, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Woodbury

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A popular dinner spot with four locations around the Hudson Valley, Cosimo’s defines itself as “traditions refreshed.” Building its classic recipes around ingredients from Hudson Valley farms is the way this brick-oven pizza joint gained its cult following. Its espresso martini is not without Italian influence either, as Cosimo’s livens it up with Faretti biscotti liqueur, Van Gogh Double Espresso, and whipped cream underneath the classic three-bean garnish.

Half Moon

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Right on the Hudson River waterfront you’ll find this gem in Westchester where all are welcome to enjoy fresh Montauk seafood and sip specialty cocktails. This combination chophouse and seafood restaurant offers all the surf and turf you can stomach alongside breathtaking views at the outside bar. Swing by for happy hour and celebrate the evening with an espresso martini – the recipe is the bartender’s secret, but stay a while and maybe he’ll let you in on it.

Melzingah Tap House


From the owners of the Beacon Barking Frog and Publick House 23 is this terrific taproom full of 23 taps of unique craft beer and local cuisine. Delightfully different dishes like the pork belly and watermelon or the spicy tuna crispy rice are what set Melzingah apart from Beacon’s other wonderful dining establishments. The espresso martini is no exception to originality as it combines white chocolate espresso vodka with raspberry syrup to form a daringly delicious drink.

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Hudson, Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook

This trattoria and bar is a beloved brunch spot among college-goers and French toast fiends. Stop by one of the four locations in the Hudson Valley on Sunday for a boozy breakfast consisting of lemon ricotta waffles and Sunday morning risotto. While the brunch cocktails list is extensive, you won’t want to miss out on the cold-pressed espresso martini, made with Springbrook Farm cold pressed coffee liqueur.

Westtown Fare


Built out of an old farmhouse, Westtown Fare is the family-owned farm-to-table restaurant that is perfect for all occasions. Locally sourced seafood, steaks, and signature cocktails are just a few of the specialties, along with Sunday brunch and genuine hospitality. With a whole section on the cocktail menu dedicated to martinis, it is no surprise that the espresso martini, mixed with house-infused vodka, is the perfect blend.

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