Gunner’s Libation: Espreso Martini
2 oz Grey Goose Vodka
1.5 oz Espresso ( Rock Canyon Coffee)
.5 oz Godiva
.25 oz Kahlua
.5 oz Baileys
3 Coffee Beans
Add all ingredients except the coffee beans in a shaker with ice. Shake until it is very cold. Strain in a martini glass and garnish with 3 coffee beans.
True confessions: I have probably tasted a couple of dozen Espresso Martinis in my day. What can I say? I like a martini, I like espresso, I like the whole idea of a libation that’s also a pick-me-up. But there is one Espresso Martini that recently put most others to shame: The St. Regis Aspen’s Espresso Martini. Granted, it was a pricey indulgence. But really one of these — served up, thick and in a frosty copper martini glass — is all you need. In fact, I dare say it’s the perfect cocktail when you’re looking for that truly special, sinfully sumptious sipper. Enjoyed by the roaring fire in the St. Regis lobby, it’s an experience I can already taste this winter.
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