This recipe is a coffee themed recipe for the Coffee, Set, Match Blogger Challenge being run by Wimbledon sponsors Lavazza.
I made this cocktail using Caffe Crema Lungo Dolcemente coffee as it is really smooth with a velvety crema and an aftertaste that stands up to the alcohol in the cocktail.
This is a great cocktail to serve when having friends over, or if you fancy something a little different at wine o'clock. I'm on antibiotics at the moment but had a sneaky sip and it is delicious! I sent the two versions over to my neighbours for them to taste test as they are cocktail connoisseurs. Both were impressed, result!
You can of course use more alcohol if you wish but I didn't want to make it too strong. I tried using Frangelico instead of vodka for a hazelnut twist and it worked really well.
100ml freshly brewed espresso, cooled
4 Tblsp/60ml Kahlua or Tia Maria liqueur
2 Tblsp/30ml vodka
Ice cubes for mixing
Put the cooled espresso, Tia Maria, vodka and ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigourously for a minute or two then strain into chilled glasses. Serve immediately.
Be warned, you may find yourself wanting more than one. Remeber to drink responsibly ;oP
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