Adelaide's First Cocktail Festival


Friday 2 February 5pm - 11pm
Saturday 3 February 12pm - 11pm


Rymill Park (east end), Adelaide SA

The Espresso Martini - blame Dick Bradsell! Created in the late 1980s Soho, London. A model asked for something that would, "wake me up, and then f**k me up." (some speculate the model was Kate Moss, others Naomi Campbell, but Bradsell has never revealed her identity.) Dick admits that the cocktail's invention happened out of circumstance and annoyance with the coffee machine being right next to his drink's station... and because Vodka was all the rage in the 80's. The cocktail got so popular that we enjoy versions in bars around the world. And now... there's a FESTIVAL!

We know you can only drink so many Espresso Martini’s. So, each bar will have their own space serving up their competition Espresso Martini and other specialty cocktails as well. We assure you, there will be too many cocktails to choose from! And for those who have been dragged to the Festival by your cult Espresso Martini Lovers, we have you covered in our Main Bar with wine and cider supplied by our Partner Sidewood, beer supplied by our Partner Vale Brewing.

Espresso Martini Festival ADL is the first of an annual cocktail competition we've designed to celebrate the rise of cocktail bars in Adelaide. We’ve rounded up some of the best Cocktail creators in Adelaide who will be presented with the challenge to make Adelaide's best "Espresso Martini".


There's going to be 8 bars at our Festival slinging cocktails and contending to make Adelaide's BEST Espresso Martini! The competing bars are Alfred’s Bar, Mr Goodbar, BRKLYN, Mississippi Moon, Bank Street Social, Electra House, The William Bligh & La Moka!

You can cast your vote! People’s Choice Award..

Each bar will offer a 50ml sample of their Espresso Martini for $5. Use your token on entry to cast your vote! When the competition is done, all guests will vote for the next cocktail challenge for 2019. Who knows, next year could be Spritz Festival ADL?!


We guarantee you’ll love our festival munchies served up to satisfy your hunger and brought to you by the cool cats from...Daisy Burger, C.R.E.A.M, Crepe Bar, Chimmi Churri Grill, Kitchen & Catering by Sam, Moi An - Vietnamese Street Food, Arnies at Rymill Park, BRKLYN, Electra House, Weinerbago & Natura's Ice Cream


Thanks to our mates at MusicSA, we will have a full set of local bands and musicians on the main stage all day & night. So, all you need to do is grab yourself a cocktail and relax on the grass and enjoy!


And for those who thought it couldn’t get any better? We’ve designed 3 ultimate cocktail experiences including Harvest Liquor Tasting Sessions, 6 x Masterclasses (available with ticket purchase) and the VIP experience!

VIP White Marquee Martini Island

(Few tickets remain on Friday, SOLD OUT Saturday!)

Have you ever wanted to dance the night away on Rymill Park Island? Well, dreams can come true! We’re beyond excited to announce you can join us for a private VIP Club thanks to White Marquee. Get ready to enjoy an evening of cocktails and tunes. You might know DJ Ryley's voice from the Drive show on Fresh927. He's Adelaide's most awarded DJ and has played at big events such as Future Music, Parklife and Summerdayze. Ryley will be spinning vinyl on the decks with his unique phonograph setup. Tickets are $100 and include entry to the festival, access to the VIP island, 4 x cocktails and Ryley on the decks.

Antipodes Gin Co. will be featuring their organic Gin, Vodka and Espresso Liqueur. As a VIP you will enjoy access to the Espresso Martini Festival + access to the White Marquee Martini Island + 4 Free Cocktails. The island kicks off both Friday and Saturday from 7pm until 11pm. VIP Tickets are $100 (+bf) and are strictly limited to 150 per night.

Festival Partners


Produce Partners



Rymill Park
Bartels Road
Adelaide, SA 5000