Philly's First Espresso Martini Bar Opens

Philly's Fist Espresso Martini Bar Opens

Philly's Fist Espresso Martini Bar Opens

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Philadelphia, PAPhilly's Fist Espresso Martini Bar Opens - I've always had a soft spot for espresso martinis; their bold coffee kick blended seamlessly with the sweet, creamy vodka notes.  So, you can imagine my excitement when I heard about Philadelphia's first dedicated Espresso martini bar – The Elephant.

Philly's Espresso Martini Wonderland

As a local, I'd been to the space before when it was the holiday-themed White Elephant and the adorable Valentine's Day-inspired Pink Elephant. But stepping into The Elephant was like entering a new world this time. The transformation was breathtaking! Think hunter-green velvet sofas, lush greenery draped everywhere, and even a massive tree towering in the center of the venue. The entire space exuded an enchanting fairytale forest vibe.

But the real magic lay in their extensive espresso martini menu. I'm talking classic concoctions like the Espresso Yourself (how clever!), innovative twists like Samoa (think cream de cocoa and caramel), and even a martini flight for those who can't decide on just one.

Being adventurous, I started with the Rittenhouse Perk, a delightful blend of Frangelico and Ladyfingers. It was like a liquid dessert, perfectly balancing the coffee's richness with the liqueur's subtle sweetness.

Next, I couldn't resist the allure of the Samoa. Oh my goodness, it was heavenly! The cream de cocoa and caramel notes melded perfectly with the Espresso, creating a decadent treat that was both refreshing and satisfying.

As I sipped my cocktails, I couldn't help but marvel at the attention to detail in the presentation. Each martini was a work of art, garnished with edible flowers, coffee beans, or even miniature marshmallows. Clearly, The Elephant wasn't just about serving drinks but about creating an experience.

The ambiance was equally impressive. The dim lighting, twinkling fairy lights, and plush seating created an intimate and cozy atmosphere, perfect for a date night or a catch-up with friends. They even offer a small but delectable food menu to complement the drinks.

The Elephant has carved out a unique niche in a city with a thriving bar scene. It's more than just a bar; it's a destination for those who appreciate the art of the espresso martini and crave a little enchantment in their lives.

So, if you are an Espresso martini enthusiast like me or simply looking for a unique and unforgettable experience, I will. In that case, I invite you to visit The Elephant so you won't be disappointed.

Bill Zimmerman
Publisher / Webmaster at Phlly Bite Magazine.


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