Espresso Amaretto Martini

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I love the flavor and aroma of Amaretto liqueurs. The other day while making my White Chocolate Cranberry Delights, I had a bottle of Amaretto out and threw a splash into a shot of espresso. It was so tasty and I knew that I had to create a drink around these flavors. The chocolate, espresso bean and toasted almond rim is optional, but the sweetness and crunch add texture and a depth to the drink that is just perfect!

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Espresso Amaretto Martini
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 ounce vodka
  2. 1 ounce espresso at room temperature*
  3. 1 ounce amaretto
  4. splash of half & half
  5. ¼ cup of espresso beans
  6. ¼ cup of toasted almonds
  7. chocolate sauce
Instructions
  1. Start by pulsing the toasted almonds and espresso beans in the bowl of a food processor, until crushed, but not too fine.
  2. Mix vodka, espresso, amaretto and half & half in a martini shaker with ice. Shake!
  3. Dip the rim of the martini glass in the chocolate sauce and then dip into the almond espresso bean mixture.
  4. Pour drink into prepared glass and enjoy.
Notes
  1. *I have a home espresso machine that I use make the shots of espresso in advance. You could buy the shots from your local coffee shop, or use instant or a stovetop espresso maker such as the Bialetti.
Shaun Myrick http://www.shaunmyrick.com/

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