Contributing Chef- Abby Reibman-Author of The Desk and The Stove
Need a pick me up once the turkey has hit your tummy? Wake up from your food coma with an espresso martini! Absolutely delicious and with a slight hint of hazelnut, this drink is perfect to cuddle up with while watching football – it’s a definite touchdown. Settle down with this fantastic cocktail in the early evening as it’s sure to get you going for round two! And if you’re looking for that extra buzz, The Hostess Handbook suggests garnishing with a few chocolate covered espresso beans. Delicious and lethal!
1 oz Cold espresso
1 oz Kahlua
1 oz Absolut vodka
1/2 oz Hazelnut Baileys
1/2 oz Half and half
1- Pour the first three ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice and shake.
2- Add the baileys and half and half. Give it a swirl – don’t shake or it will be too frothy!
3- Strain and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with chocolate covered espresso beans.