Coffee Buzz and Martinis

My friend Angee came over tonight thanks to OU football. Seems that when the Sooners kick-off her husband talks (yells) at the TV and she bolts out the door as quickly as possible. We were happy she made a beeline for our house this time. Angee and I always hang out together pretty easily. We find entertainment in just about anything. Tonight it was blogging and cocktails and at times I thought our computers might fall victim to a spilled martini.

The computers came through just fine. Nate cooked while we talked and planned our drink recipes. I think Nate was really impressed by our matching white computers sitting at the island overlooking his kingdom.

The first drink we made was somewhat of a failure. We rimmed a martini glass with sugar and cinnamon, which ended up being the best part of this drink in my opinion. We then added vodka, amaretto, frangelico, sweet and sour and a lemon. There’s no need to list how much of each because it was way too sweet. It tasted a little bit like Snickerdoodle cookies because of the cinnamon and sugar rim, but then again it was a little bit like a Sweet Tart. Either way, it wasn’t too good and we didn’t drink it.

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The next drink was a lot better. If pressed, I would probably call it “Swamp Water”.  It had Orange Juice, Vanilla Vodka, Blue Curacao and maybe some Bailey’s Irish Cream. The best part of this drink was the pretty blue-green color. We shared this and only drank about half of it.

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Angee then made the best drink I’ve had in a long while. It’s an Espresso Martini. It may keep me up all night since I was chasing it with iced tea. However, it’s delicious and pretty easy to make if you have a coffee percolator.

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Here’s how we made it:

Recipe:

2 Ounces Espresso (Angee says you can make your own or pick up a few shots of the strong stuff at Starbucks)

1 ½ Ounces of Vanilla Vodka

1 ½ Ounces of Bailey’s Irish Cream

1 Tablespoon of Chocolate Syrup

 

Drizzle chocolate syrup in a martini glass. Shake the ingredients with ice in a drink shaker and pour.

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It was dreamy. The best part is that it’s not too sweet. We shared it and finished it!  But watch out on for the caffeine rush. Nate only had a sip and he’s sound asleep while I’m watching bad TV wishing I had another Espresso Martini!

Angee is also going to blog this recipe so you can also see this at www.earlyrisers.wordpress.com

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  1. Pingback: Espresso Martini | Classic Espresso Machine – Brewing Coffee the Traditional Way

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