Recipe: Espresso Cocktail

We’re ramping up for a gorgeous weekend and it’s times like these that inspire us to break out the cocktail shaker and amp up our booze. Check out this delicious recipe — a twist on the classic caffe corretto.


  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces grappa
  • 3/4 ounce coffee liqueur, such as Patron XO or Tia Maria
  • 1 ounce chilled espresso coffee
  • Whipped cream, for garnish (optional)


Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the grappa, coffee liqueur and chilled espresso. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds, then strain into a cocktail (martini) glass. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.

3 comments for “Recipe: Espresso Cocktail

  1. Jay
    June 3, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Please, please reassure me that the espresso improves the flavor of the grappa…

    • Kat
      June 4, 2009 at 8:06 am

      I’m not sure I’d use ‘improve’ to describe it, but it definitely does alleviate it a bit ;)

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