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Espresso martinis are a great alternative to coffee at the end of a meal. A martini doesn't have the same finality to the meal as coffee does and it has just the right balance of caffeine and alcohol similar to vodka-Red Bull. Or enjoy this cocktail as a mid-afternoon drink for the same reason. Either way, they are delicious for anyone who likes coffee flavor.

Espresso'round and Find Out Martini

Courtesy of Jeremy Nicola

Submitted by Jonathan Epstein

• 1 shot espresso vodka

• 1 shot Skrewball whiskey (peanut butter flavored whiskey but other whiskey brands work)

• 2 shots salted caramel Baileys liqueur

• 1 shot black coffee

• Shake well with ice and pour into a martini glass.

• Top with a dash of cinnamon and/or grated dark chocolate (the more expensive the dark chocolate, the better)

Classic Espresso Martini

Courtesy of John Kanell of Preppy Kitchen.com

Submitted by Jason Marylander

Ingredients

2 ounces vodka

1/2 ounce coffee liqueur usually Kahlúa

1 ounce espresso freshly brewed (or cold brew concentrate)

1/2 ounce simple syrup

Garnish: coffee beans

Instructions

Brew the coffee and let it cool completely.

Add ice to a cocktail shaker then add the cooled coffee, simple syrup, kahlua and vodka.

Shake very hard so the foam is formed then strain it quickly into a martini glass.

Top with coffee beans, serve.

Next week we will look at variations on the Philly Cheesesteak classic. Whether a sandwich, pasta, appetizer, or any variation, submit your Philly Cheesesteak inspired recipe to [email protected].

 

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