Reprinted with permission from Coffee Love by Daniel Love (Wiley, 2009).
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
- 1 rounded tablespoon (about 7 grams) finely ground coffee, preferably an espresso blend
- 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces or 1 jigger) vodka
- 1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 ounce) Kahlúa (or substitute any coffee liqueur)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 ounce) Tia Maria (or substitute any coffee liqueur)
- Ice cubes
- 3 roasted coffee beans
Combine the espresso with the vodka, Kahlúa, and Tia Maria in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with the coffee beans. Serve immediately.
Original Vodka Espresso: Prepare the espresso with 2 rounded tablespoons (about 15 grams) finely ground coffee. Instead of the liqueurs, add 2 teaspoons of simple syrup to the espresso in the cocktail shaker. Pour over ice in a highball glass and serve.