An Elegant Alcoholic Drink for Writers to Enjoy.

I’ve always loved the flavor of coffee. Starting as a child, a café au lait, mostly steamed milk with some coffee and sugar, and then progressing to my favorite ice cream flavor, coffee, this taste has remained a favorite all my life.

As an adult, I have discovered a new way to enjoy coffee with, shall we say, a decent kick to it. The Coffee Martini. Flavorful and elegant.


Here is an easy way to make it. 

  • 2 ounces vodka.
  • 1/2 ounce coffee liqueur (usually Kahlúa)
  • 1/2 ounce Bailey Irish Cream
  • 1 ounce espresso, freshly brewed (or cold brew concentrate)
  • Crushed candy-coated espresso beans. 
  • Ice
  • Squares of Ghiradelli dark chocolate

Mix the ingredients minus the crushed beans in a shaker. Shake well to super cool.  Wet the lip of the martini glass and dip into the crushed espresso beans. Strain the ice out of the mix and pour the contents into your martini glass. Serve with a square or two of the dark chocolate. 

Enjoy. You’ll write so much better after this!


PS: As an aside. Here are 2 martini glasses. Did you know that you can pour the one on the left into the one on the right without it overflowing?  It’s true.  

Due to the shape of the glass, the remaining space at the top is equal to the filled volume. If you have martini glasses, try it and report back.



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