Food & Drink

Best Martini Selection in Tampa

December 20, 2011 4:00 PM

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(Photo credit DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Over the past few years, martinis have been coming back into style. But it’s no longer just your traditional “dirty” martinis. Now, you can get a variety of martinis including espresso, chocolate and more. The following locations have the best martini selection in Tampa.

Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant

1502 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 250-0203
www.ceviche.com

Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant has been offering the Tampa area the best martini selection since 1997. From the traditional “dirty” martini to some of the more trendy concoctions like the bikini martini, which is made with Sagatiba Pura Brazilian Cachaca rum, lemon and passion fruit puree, and the dirty bird martini, which is made with Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka, Caffé Lolita and fresh espresso, Ceviche has a martini for you.

Cheap

309 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33609
813-258-5878
www.cheapinsoho.com

Cheap has the best martini selection in Tampa. Cheap’s signature martini list is what keeps the locals coming back for more. Choose from a number of different concoctions including Sassy Peach, made with Absolut Apeach, white cranberry juice, freshly squeezed lime juice and a jalapeno pepper; the Scientist, made with Partida Tequila, Praline Liqueur, fresh limon juice, fresh pineapple juice, fresh orange juice and agave nectar; and the Acai Blueberry, made with a combination of Van Gogh Acai Blueberry, Cointreau, homemade sour mix and white cranberry juice, garnished with fresh blueberries.

Green Iguana Bar & Grill

9202 Anderson Road
Tampa, FL 33634
(813) 288-9076
www.greeniguana.com

The Green Iguana Bar & Grill has one of the best martini selections in Tampa. Not only is the martini selection fabulous, but the combinations are also intriguing. Try the Lemon Drop Martini, made with Van Gogh Citroen Vodka, splash of sour and Cointreau, or the McIntosh Apple Martini, which is made with Van Gogh Wild Apple Vodka, apple liqueur and splash of cranberry juice and garnished with a Jolly Rancher.

By Stephanie Geary
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