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Nov 19, 2004 08:17 AM

Espresso Martini

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So, I have been trying to make the perfect Espresso Martini, and, so far, I have been failing quite miserably. I thought I had a good one until I tried one at Bamboa in Boston. Does anyone have a good recipe to share?


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  1. Love the drinks at Bomboa!! Have you had their grapefruit gimlet? to die for!

    here is my espresso "martini" recipe.

    1 oz cold Espresso
    1 1/2 oz top quality Vodka
    1 1/2 oz Coffee Liqueur (like Kahlua)
    1 oz White Creme de Cacao

    Pour everthing into shaker filled with ice, shake vigorously, and then strain into chilled martini glass. It will be frothy.

    By the way my husband prefers it with out the creme de Cacao. He think its less sweet that way. He just adds another ounce of vodka.

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    1. re: foodiex2

      Thanks...I now know what I am drinking after work today...

      I haven't tried the grapefruit martini at Bamboa yet, but I did have the caipirinha which was tasty, but not authentic. I also had the tuna cerviche appetizer that was really good, but tasted more like raw tuna than a cerviche.

      1. re: foodiex2

        My friends make a chocolate orange vodka that would be great in this recipe. If you're in L.A., you can give it a try.


        1. re: foodiex2

          Mmm....these are tasty (and potent)! Thanks for the recipe.