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Recipe: Espresso Martini & Tiramisu

Welcome to a new week, and a new instalment of our blog.

Espresso Recipe Main

No doubt we all have those Monday feels, so we thought we would launch right into our first recipe for our blog. This week, it’s all about that deliciously dark nectar of the Gods, coffee.

Coffee is steeped in a somewhat mystical and magical history, and it was always believed to hold powers beyond human comprehension. Scientifically, we now know a whole lot more about this wonderful brew, but it still has a hold on all of us, and for good reason too.

Today, we have two delicious recipes for you, both with coffee at their core.

Tiramisu 

Ingredients:
250g Marscapone Cheese
75g Caster Sugar

300ml Cream (thickened or pure)
120ml Kahlua
Savoiardi Biscuits
2 cups freshly brewed coffee (preferably espresso)

Method:
1. Using a mixer or egg-beaters, beat the mascarpone until it’s smooth
2. Add the sugar to the cheese, and beat well ensuring it’s lump free and well combined
3. Add 60ml of the Kahlua and mix until just combined
4. In another bowl, whisk the cream until it has thickened (quite thick is perfect, although make sure you don’t inadvertently create butter!)
5. Fold the cream into the cheese mixture
6. Brew the espresso, and add the remaining 60ml of Kahlua to the fresh coffee
7. Dunk the Savoiardi Biscuits into the espresso while it is still quite warm; allow the biscuit to become well-soaked before placing it into your dish or martini glass
8. Once you have a bottom layer of biscuits, top them with the cheese mixture and spread to an even layer with a spatula or spoon
9. Repeat layering with biscuits and the cheese mixture until you reach the top of your dish or glass, finishing with the cheese layer
10. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours; dust with cocoa just prior to serving
Makes approx. 4 reasonably sized Martini Glass portions

Tips:
If required, break the biscuits to size before dunking them into the espresso.
Don’t be afraid to play around with Tia Maria or other coffee liqueurs and to increase or decrease the amount of alcohol based on your tastes.

Tiramisu

Espresso Martini

Ingredients:
90ml vodka
60ml Kahlua
45ml espresso, cooled
Ice
Coffee beans to garnish (optional)

Method:
1. Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker
2. Add ice
3. Shake (very) hard
4. Pour into your glasses and garnish with 3 coffee beans
Serves 2

Espresso Martini

We hope you have as much fun trying these recipes out as as we did creating them!

Next time on the blog, we discuss size… can there ever be too much dessert? Spoiler alert: the answer isn’t what you might think.

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