Saturday, May 3, 2008

Vodka Espresso Cocktail

This is a wonderful after dinner martini. One is perfect, alright, maybe two! I made this for my parents one night & when they called me the next day to thank me for a great evening my dad just laughed at how he was up all night. I immediately thought of the effect they may have had on my Mom. Whoah TMI Dad, but turns out it was just the caffeine that kept him awake!

1 oz premium vodka
1 oz cold espresso (I buy mine at Starbucks and just refrigerate it)
1/2 oz Tia Maria
1/2 oz Kahlua

Pour ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. This makes one drink.

55 comments:

Tammy said...

I'm hurt Steph! Remember we tried this the first time together for our xmas get together? You had just got the recipe and we tried it and then headed out to Mt. Dora for our lunch together at the cute place on the lake. : ( Anyway, it was a great drink! More like a dessert! Chocolate and alcohol all in one.

Tam

Stephanie said...

Silly girl, I remember!!!!!! But if I keep just mentioning you on my blog then people will think I only have one friend. ha ha.

Tammy said...

OH! You mean this blog wasn't just for me? Oh man, I guess I gotta share ya huh? : )

Love ya!
T.

cat said...

This sounds yummy!

The Expatresse said...

Happy SITS Day!

This recipe reminds me of the recipe for Finnish vodka (my mother's family are Finns . . .)

You take a glass and put a coin in the bottom. Then you add coffee until you can no longer see the coin. THEN you add vodka until you can see the coin again.

Scary! (And I like both vodka and coffee.)

Elizabeth said...

Happy SITS day to you, this looks like an interesting drink. I'm a big fan of espresso, maybe I'll give this a try some time. I've never had a martini before...

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

I pass on anything with Vodka in it. Congrats on your SITS day!

Christina said...

Mmm, that sounds yummy and good for a night when you're going to be up late talking or dancing. Fun!

Happy SITS day!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Whoa! That could be trouble...in a good way:)

Mimi and Tilly said...

This cocktail sounds and looks delicious. I'm a Lond Island Ice Tea girl myself! I love cocktails. Happy SITS day. Love your blog! Sending smiles.

The Mommyologist said...

I make a drink with the exact same ingredients, but also add a little Godiva chocolate liquor. Mmmmm gotta love those martinis!

Sassy Chica said...

Ooh-La-La, this sounds delish!!!
Thank you for sharing:)

Smooches,
Sassy Chica

Sandy said...

One of my absolute fab after-dinner drinks. Thanks for the recipe but whever I try to do something like that at home, it NEVER compares to what I get out!

Holyoke Home said...

I like your mom already! That's a great story.

Happy SITS day!

Miss Know It All said...

Happy Birthday! Girlfriend, if I didnt know any better I would have had one of these yummy babies with my breakfast. LOL Enjoy your SITS day!

Julie Dana, The Home Stylist said...

Sounds wonderful - since it is 8:30 AM now I guess I'll have to wait till tonight.....or maybe not...no one will know, right?

Small Sprouts said...

Happy Sits Day! Looks like yummy drink!

La Belle Mere UK said...

WOOOOOAH!!!! This is exactly the sort of thing I LOVE!!!

I discovered Chocolate Martini's on honeymoon to. Mmmmmmm.......

Happy Birthday and Happy SITS day!

LBM xxxx

Kim said...

@cheapchichome. These sound w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l and it is before 9a! Someone above mentioned Mt. Dora-been there! I'm in the Tampa bay area. Happy SITS day.

Mighty M said...

Super yum!

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

Yum! I could use on of these right now to wake me up!
:)

Mary said...

YumYum! Sounds delish to me!!

Happy SITS Day!

Ali said...

Mmmmm...sounds great!

Insanitykim said...

Happy SITSBIRTHDAY! :)

I love Kahlua and cream, so I know this one will be a yummy variation! Easy too as we have a fancy schmancy espresso machine, we be coffee snobs...so while I know I shouldn't replace my morning coffee with this, I want to try it soooooon...

Sam said...

these look awesome. i see you have some wonderful sandwiches. we should have them featured www.samwich365.com. It could be a lot of fun.

congrats on your sits feature today. great blogging, take care, Keri

Rook No. 17 said...

This sounds decicious! I'm a big fan of the White Russian...this sounds even better! Thanks!

Congrats on your SITS day!

Jenn

Anti-Supermom said...

You had me at Vodka... sounds yummy!

Happy FB day~

The Kelley Family said...

This sounds so yummy and it embodies two things I love cholocate and vodka.

sweetjeanette said...

Mt. Dora??? Mt. Dora!!!! You must not be too very far from me then! Hello neighbor! and congrats on YOUR DAY, SITSta!

sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

ByDSea said...

Well Happy Birthday and Happy SITS day! Hope you have the chance to have a few of these bad boys today!
Cheers,
C

drala625 said...

Sounds Delicious.

foxy said...

sounds fabulous! happy day to you, sitsta!!

He Who Laughs Last said...

I just have one word for you...YUMMO! Can't wait to try this one out.

Stopping by from SITs...

Tonya said...

This sounds yummy! I am bookmarking this one!

Meg said...

Sounds delicious! Now I want one...

Stefanie said...

sounds amazing...
thanks for sharing this!

InspiredDreamer said...

Wow, that looks great! Happy SITS day!!! Kinda like Buzz Beer, only it's liquor. Sweet.

Allyson said...

oooo sounds wonderful! :)

happy SITS day!

thishumanscondition said...

Akk! Parents don't have relations of that sort! I love Kahlua...

shortmama said...

OMYum!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Happy SITS! Uh, chocolate and booze, together...that's my idea of heaven!

Thanks,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner
www.MaWhats4Dinner.com

AmericanTribal said...

Ok, this drink is made for me. I love espresso. I love vodka... is anymore info needed? lol

YUMMMMM :P

Rebecca said...

I'm not a coffee drinker, but the man is - I'll have to shake one of these up for him :)!

Laura said...

I don't like coffee or vodka, but have a great birthday & SITS Day!!

Anali said...

I love coffee and sweets, so this type of drink is one that well, I probably wouldn't want to have only one! Yum! ; )

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

OH...I am so making one of these...soon!

Yaya said...

...drooling...

leigh said...

Happy SITS day...now if only I were drunk right now.

XO
Leigh

Tasha - Bellazizas Favorite Things said...

Oh Yum!! Thanks for sharing!
Happy SITS Day and Happy Birthday!

Post-Modern Jen said...

Yum-may! I love spiked coffee drinks. Too bad all I have for this is the vodka- guess I have to restock my bar. Happy SITS Day- what's left of it :)

Cheryl said...

This looks YUMMY!!! Happy SITS Day.

Cheryl said...

This looks YUMMY!!! Happy SITS Day.

Marie said...

It may only be 830am but I could totally use one of those right now. ;)

Zeemaid said...

mmmmm looks delish.

Happy late FB day on SITS ;)

Life with Kaishon said...

This makes me wish I drank :)