For the love of all that is caffeinated & alcoholic, introducing the Criniti’s Espresso Martini! It doesn’t get better than a drink that fulfils your coffee hit & gives you a buzz all at the same time & we are huge fans of the genius that came up with this delicious cocktail! With this easy Criniti’s recipe, you’ll be a cocktail master in no time. Clear the table & let’s get stirring!
50ml Grey Goose vodka
35ml coffee liqueur (Kahlúa)
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
1 shot (25ml) of lightly roasted espresso coffee
3 coffee beans to garnish
Fill the martini glass with ice to chill & then fill the cocktail shaker with ice as well.
Pour the vodka, coffee liqueur, vanilla sugar & espresso into a cocktail shaker.
Put the other half of the shaker on top & then shake until frothy.
Empty the ice out of the Martini glass, then place the strainer on top of the shaker & pour the contents through a sieve directly into the glass.
Garnish with 3 coffee beans & drink up!
Ok, contain your excitement because we have the perfect dessert to pair with your martini espresso…
A liqueur dessert is a sure way to warm up this winter & this classic Italian tiramisu cake is sure to wow your guests! Layers of rich decadent sponge finger biscuits soaked with espresso coffee, Italian liqueur & spread with creamy mascarpone cheese. Perfect to pair with your fresh espresso martini, & can easily be prepared well in advanced.
PREPARATION TIME20 MINUTES
COOKING TIME 20 MINUTES, PLUS COOLING
4 eggs, separated
2/3 cup of caster sugar (superfine sugar)
500g (1lb) mascarpone cheese or other soft cheese
1 tablespoon Italian liqueur, such as Strega or Nambucca
1/4 cup Vermouth
6 cups espresso coffee, slightly cooled
400g (14oz) Italian sponge finger biscuits
Beat egg yolks & 1/3 cup sugar in a bowl until thick & creamy.
In a separate bowl mix egg whites with 1/3 cup of sugar until stiff.
Fold the egg white into the yolks & then fold in the mascarpone cheese.
Add the liqueur & fold in the mixture.
Mix the vermouth with the coffee. Dip the biscuits one at a time in coffee mixture & place a layer of them into a rectangular dish.
Cover with a layer of the mascarpone cheese mixture. Repeat with another layer of biscuits & mascarpone mixture.
Sprinkle with powdered cocoa. Store in fridge until firm.
PRO TIP:This dish is best made a day ahead.
Having a lazy kind of night? No worries! Come down to Criniti’s & we’ll have it all sorted for you. Check out our incredible drinks & dessert menu for other great options!
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