Espresso Shot
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Espresso Shot
Cocktail recipe

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The Espresso Shot cocktail is a delicious and indulgent drink that is perfect for coffee lovers and cocktail enthusiasts alike. This classic drink is a combination of rich and bold ... more The Espresso Shot cocktail is a delicious and indulgent drink that is perfect for coffee lovers and cocktail enthusiasts alike. This classic drink is a combination of rich and bold flavors, with a bold strength that is sure to give you a boost. The drink starts off with a base of freshly brewed coffee, giving it a strong and robust flavor. Next, a generous dash of coffee liqueur and Bailey's is added, adding a touch of sweetness and creaminess to the drink. To elevate the flavors even further, a dash of vanilla vodka is added, adding a subtle yet delicious vanilla note to the drink. The result is a well-balanced and decadent cocktail with a strong coffee flavor and a creamy, sweet finish. Whether enjoyed as an after-dinner drink or as a pick-me-up in the afternoon, the Espresso Shot is sure to delight your taste buds with its bold and delicious flavors.
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Vanilla vodka
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13.33% | 1.8 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Espresso Shot

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake an Espresso Shot cocktail?

To properly shake an Espresso Shot cocktail, first, fill a shaker with ice. Add the vanilla vodka, both dashes of coffee liqueur, a dash of Bailey's, and the cold coffee. Secure the lid or shaker tin tightly. Shake vigorously for about 15 to 20 seconds to ensure the mixture is well chilled and mixed. This also creates a slight froth from the coffee and Bailey's, enhancing the texture of the drink before straining it into a chilled cocktail glass.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of coffee is best used in an Espresso Shot cocktail?

For an Espresso Shot cocktail, it's best to use a strong, high-quality espresso to capture the rich, bold coffee flavors that complement the sweetness of the liqueurs and vanilla vodka. The espresso should be freshly brewed and cooled to room temperature or chilled before use to maintain the coldness of the cocktail without diluting it.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glassware for serving an Espresso Shot cocktail?

The ideal glassware for serving an Espresso Shot cocktail is a chilled cocktail glass. This helps to maintain the cold temperature of the drink, enhancing its flavors and overall experience. The cocktail glass also adds an elegant presentation, making it visually appealing.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of an Espresso Shot compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 13.33%, the Espresso Shot cocktail is moderately strong, falling into the mid-range of typical cocktail alcohol percentages. Standard cocktails can range from 10% to 25% alcohol by volume (ABV), depending on the types and amounts of spirits used. The Espresso Shot offers a balanced strength, making it suitable for those who enjoy a noticeable, but not overpowering, alcohol presence.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving an Espresso Shot cocktail?

The Espresso Shot cocktail, with its rich coffee flavor and moderate alcohol content, is most suitable for evening gatherings, dinner parties, or as a sophisticated after-dinner drink. Its invigorating coffee essence makes it perfect for occasions that call for a lively atmosphere without the heaviness of a full dessert.

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