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Martinis and More

Posted: 01/01/12
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Iced, shaken, straight up or on the rocks, the Coffee Martini is here to stay. Mixologists may have thought the Coffee Martini was just a passing trend, but the smooth mix of fresh brewed espresso with vodka and dry vermouth is going to stick around.

Of course there are variations – such as the addition of Bailey’s Irish Cream, Frangelico, Kahlúa or Tia Maria. Vanilla ice cream, tiramisu syrup or flavored vodka also adds a little moxie to this intoxicating drink.
Traditional Coffee Martini
Traditional Coffee Martini

  • 1 ounce of Espresso
  • 1 ounce of Vodka
  • Dash of Dry Vermouth
  • Garnish with a few Espresso Beans

But if Coffee Martinis aren’t for you, then take a look at some of our drink recipes sure to warm you up. Fresh brewed coffee is usually the base of these drinks, but remember you can brew decaffeinated coffee if you’re serving it later in the day. The addition of liquors like Kahlúa, Crème de Cacao and DiSaronno add all the sweetness you’d need to end the day on a perfect note.

Bavarian Coffee

  • 5 ounces of Fresh Brewed Coffee
  • ½ ounce of Peppermint Schnapps
  • ½ ounce of Kahlúa
  • 1 ½ ounce of Fresh Whipped Cream
  • Garnish with Shaved Chocolate

Kahlúa and Cream Irish Coffee

  • 5 ounces of Fresh Brewed Coffee
  • 1 ounce of Kahlúa
  • 1 ½ ounce of Fresh Whipped Cream
  • Garnish with Shaved Chocolate

Irish Coffee

  • 5 ounces of Fresh Brewed Coffee
  • ¾ ounce of Irish Whiskey
  • ¾ ounce of Crème de Cacao
  • 1 ½ ounce of Fresh Whipped Cream
  • Drizzle with Crème de Menthe

DiSaronno Coffee

  • 5 ounces of Fresh Brewed Coffee
  • 1 ounce of Amaretto DiSaronno
  • 1 ounce of Fresh Whipped Cream
  • Served with a Fresh BiscottiSpecialty Coffees

Vermont Coffee

  • 5 ounces of Fresh Brewed Coffee
  • 1 ounce of Meyer’s Dark Rum
  • 1 ounce of Maple Syrup
  • 1 ½ ounce of Fresh Whipped Cream
  • Enjoy with Apple Pie