Friday, December 16, 2011

Espresso Martini - Drink of the Week

Ahhh, Friday and drink of the week.  I really look forward to coming home, petting the dogs and sitting by the fire with a relaxing drink.  Except, it is the holiday season and there are way too many things to do.  Presents to wrap, who am I kidding, presents to buy, cookies to bake, carols to get the picture.  So this week the drink of the week will help us with a little jolt of caffeine to keep us going.  The espresso martini is one of my go-to drinks.  It seems I always have the ingredients at home and can whip one up at a moments notice.
Actually, I have it on good authority that the big man himself drinks one before he makes his big trip!
 Espresso Martini
Sandra Lee, Cocktail Time

1/4 cup Vanilla Vodka
1/3 cup Kahlua
1/4 tsp Espresso Powder
1/4 cup heavy cream (I usually use fat free half and half, but it is the holidays)
put vodka, Kahlua and espresso powder in shaker, stir until powder is dissolved.  Add cream and ice, shake until very cold.  Strain into glass.

December 16, 2011       Daylight   3 hours,  46  minutes,  58 seconds       Current Temp.  7º F

1 comment:

  1. This gives you the best of both worlds, a little buzz from the coffee and a little mellow from the Vodka; perfect for the season's activities! Would the big guy steer you wrong?


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