Six Favorite Specialty Cocktails in Phoenix
|Which cocktail did Erica choose for #1? Do you recognize it?|
6. Caramel Appletini from Amsterdam
One of the many things Amsterdam, the haven for gay and straight alike in downtown Phoenix, is known for is its too-long-to-count list of custom martinis. One of our favorites is a juicy appletini with a sweet caramel twist. The Caramel Appletini from Amsterdam is a bright green martini made with vodka, apple pucker, butterscotch schnapps, and a little bit of nutty liqueur. Served in a caramel-drizzled glass and garnished with slice of apple, it will quench your thirst and leave you wanting more. Starting the 12th of this month, you can also hit up Martini & Manicure Mondays. At only $5 a martini, you can afford to mix it up a bit in your search for the perfect combination, with fabulous nails to boot.
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4. Classic Martini from Hanny's
Gin, vermouth, and olives. What's not to love? The bartenders at Hanny's in downtown Phoenix are martini purists, with a classic $5 martini on the menu that goes great with a side of prosciutto de parma and olives. Plus, they'll make your martini as dry or as dirty as you want it to be. We tend to opt for an extra dirty martini, with lots of olive juice. And as last call approaches, Hanny's also starts serving the Petite Midnight Martini, a smaller version of their classic quaff for half the price.
3. Key Lime Pie Martini from FEZ
We're glad FEZ is located right off the light rail, because after a couple of their potent martinis, we're definitely hitting up public transportation. We used to adore the Patrontini, but since they've taken that off the menu, our new favorite is the Key Lime Pie Martini. A vodka base is topped with fresh squeezed lime juice (none of that sugary Rose's lime here!) and vanilla liqueur. Served in a glass with a graham cracker-coated rim, it's better than dessert with half the calories. Check out their top five signature martinis (of many delicious signature martnis) on 'Tini Tuesday, when each pretty little martini is only $3.