Friday, July 10, 2009

Drink - Espresso Martini - $$$

TGI Friday!

It has become an indulgent Friday night ritual of mine to head out somewhere after work and have a cheeky Espresso Martini before heading home.
These little babies pack a punch, but boy are they good.

The recipe varies depending on the cocktail bar, but basically it goes like this...


2 30 ml shots of vodka - something nice, Stoli or Absolut are a good start
1 30ml shot of Kahlua
1 30ml shot of espresso coffee

*You need a cocktail shaker to make this.

First, shake the vodka over ice for a minute. Then add the coffee and Kahlua and shake again - really put your back into it and make sure it's nice and cold. Strain into a martini glass and pop a couple of coffee beans on the top to make it look really fancy. Prepare for a life changing experience and take your first sip.

My favourite place to have one is up at Transit Lounge in Melbourne, where the lovely Joe makes the best in town (pictured - the cocktail, not Joe). Cookie, comes a close second.

To avoid disappointment, don't order one in just any old bar.

Have a great weekend everyone - cheers/salud/cin cin/slainte!

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