To celebrate two of our favourite things: espresso and cocktails, we have three espresso-based drinks for you to try. Oh, and just a hint: for each cocktail you’ll need only the finest espresso.
This is probably the most basic of the three, but also the most well-known. You can use this recipe as a base for any other flavours and garnishes.
Start by adding the vodka, Kahlua, espresso, and syrup to your shaker. Once you’ve added your ice, shake, shake, shake! The key to a beautiful, frothy Espresso Martini is shaking it until you feel the texture in your shaker change. After rimming your martini glass with caramel (or your sauce of choice) pour your delicious martini and enjoy!
This espresso cocktail is for those that can’t decide if they want a sweet treat or an amaro after dinner. (An amaro is an Italian herbal liqueur typically enjoyed as an after-dinner digestif). This cocktail combines the syrupy, bitter-sweet flavours of the liqueur with rich espresso and sweet vermouth.
Start by adding your liqueurs, espresso, and syrup to your shaker. Once you’ve added your ice, give your cocktail a few shakes. Pour the contents into a glass and fill with club soda. You can garnish with any fruit you’d like, but with our espresso, cherries pair perfectly!
Cafe Don Juan
The Cafe Don Juan is the perfect espresso cocktail for those with a sweet tooth. It combines spicy rum with sweet Kahlua and of course we top it with whipped cream! This beverage is so good you can almost call it dessert in a cup!
The directions are quite simple: just add your espresso and liqueurs to your glass and top with fresh whipping cream! To keep things classy, add some cocoa powder on top as well!
We hope you took some time to celebrate #NationalLiqueurDay! Have fun with these recipes and make them your own!