In the Drink

Java and Vodka by the Hahbah

The coffee martini is just one of PTX Lounge’s many inspired cocktails


PTX Lounge is an old-fashioned little pub in Pawtuxet Village, tucked into a quiet side street. A mural of a mermaid, painted on the brick façade, beckons visitors with a pint of beer. John Richard, acclaimed owner of The Avery in Providence, opened PTX earlier this year and filled it with nautical decor: a whale-shaped front sign, mariner portraits, and the skeleton of an old kayak bolted to the wall. The lounge has a nice range of grog, from craft beers to cocktails, but bartender Lara Pietropaolo encouraged us to try PTX’s Coffee Martini, a frothy blend of vodka and coffee liqueurs. The martini may serve as a sugary dessert, especially after a hearty meal on Broad Street, and the coffee flavor will only become tastier as the weather chills.

Coffee Martini
1 oz. Huixoc Coffee Liqueur
0.5 oz. Coole Swan Irish Cream
1 oz. Local Cold Brew
1 oz. House Vodka

PTX Lounge
27 Aborn Street, Cranston