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    Ah ok, nice one. Might give it a go, although coffee liqueurs and cocktails aren't normally my bag. I also have a thing about cocktails being labelled as 'Martini', when there's no Martini (or vermouth) in it!

    Anyway, yours looked good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Ah ok, nice one. Might give it a go, although coffee liqueurs and cocktails aren't normally my bag. I also have a thing about cocktails being labelled as 'Martini', when there's no Martini (or vermouth) in it!

    Anyway, yours looked good

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    I know what you mean but apparently it's just an accepted thing in this case. :-)

    ..and it's a bit classier than a Vodka and Redbull
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    Quote Originally Posted by mightymonoped View Post
    Using Difford's Guide recipe:-

    1 shot Vodka, 1 1/12 shot Espresso, shot Kahlua, shot Sugar syrup - shaken with ice then strained.

    *PS - second ones were better as I never shook the first ones up enough.
    Interesting and sounds good! I might give that a go at the weekend as I have all the ingredients.

    For comparison, mine is 2 measures of Baileys, one measure of vodka and 2 measures of Espresso - again shaken over ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beobloke View Post
    Interesting and sounds good! I might give that a go at the weekend as I have all the ingredients.

    For comparison, mine is 2 measures of Baileys, one measure of vodka and 2 measures of Espresso - again shaken over ice.

    It seems there are many different ways of skinning this particular cat...
    only thing i like the taste of coffee in is coffee.. anything else is a no for me. look nice tho....mini guiness
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beobloke View Post
    Interesting and sounds good! I might give that a go at the weekend as I have all the ingredients.

    For comparison, mine is 2 measures of Baileys, one measure of vodka and 2 measures of Espresso - again shaken over ice.

    It seems there are many different ways of skinning this particular cat...
    As always! :-)

    Apparently you need to use a proper Espresso (hot) with crema (which is why mine fails, being from a Mokka pot).

    Here's the link with the origins of the cocktail, it's actually quite interesting https://www.diffordsguide.com/encycl...presso-martini
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    only thing i like the taste of coffee in is coffee.. anything else is a no for me. look nice tho....mini guiness
    Apparently the supermodel who requested the original wanted a drink that would "Wake me up and f**k me up!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by mightymonoped View Post
    Cant beat a mid-week Espresso Martini!




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    Nah that's no good.

    Should have a thicker head.

    And most importantly three very high grade coffee beans floating in the head. Which you should eat with the drink.

    Amateur! Pah!!!!

    Also slow. I covered this ages ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by User211 View Post
    Nah that's no good.

    Should have a thicker head.

    And most importantly three very high grade coffee beans floating in the head. Which you should eat with the drink.

    Amateur! Pah!!!!

    Also slow. I covered this ages ago.

    Up your game mono!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mightymonoped View Post
    More seriously it is a great drink.

    Not made some for a while but I found the best results came from putting the ingredients in a Pyrex measuring jug and blitzing it with a hand blender. That'll give you a great head.

    But the beans floating in it are a must. Eating raw beans is a good way to access coffee beans. If they taste crap raw they never make good coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by User211 View Post
    More seriously it is a great drink.

    Not made some for a while but I found the best results came from putting the ingredients in a Pyrex measuring jug and blitzing it with a hand blender. That'll give you a great head.

    But the beans floating in it are a must. Eating raw beans is a good way to access coffee beans. If they taste crap raw they never make good coffee.
    Absolutely!

    I didn't get the hang of it until the second round :-)

    Also, didn't have any coffee beans available as it was all done ad hoc really.

    I think the general mix was good though (certainly as good as the ones we tried in a cocktail bar in London fairly recently.
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