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Make an Espresso Martini and wake up to a great weekend
Date: 18.07.2016
If you’ve had a tiring week then you really need an Espresso Martini. It’s the best of both worlds, signalling the start of the weekend and perking you up all at the same.

No risk of dropping off on the sofa once you’ve had one of these!

The story goes that a gorgeous girl walked into a bar in Soho in the early 1980s and asked for something to wake her up – the coffee machines were in the bar, everyone was drinking vodka, inspiration struck and a legend was born.

Daniel, the barman at the White Lion in Aldeburgh, is brilliant at making these and has been shaking and straining hundreds of cocktails during summer 2016, when every Friday, 6 till late, it’s 2 for 1 cocktails with Espresso Martinis, Mojitos and Long Island Iced Teas.

Come and learn from Daniel or have a go at home. You won’t regret it either way.

How to make an Espresso Martini

Step 1
Get dressed up in your going-out clothes as it doesn’t taste quite right otherwise

Step 2
Get everything ready because things happen quickly once you get started - espresso by name and espresso by nature
1. martini glass, chilled
2. cocktail shaker, filled with ice
3. I short strong espresso, chilled
4. 50 ml coffee liqueur
5. 50 ml vodka
6. 3 coffee beans

Step 3
1. Put everything (apart from the beans) into your cocktail shaker
2. shake like mad

Step 4
1. Strain into your glass as you don’t want any ice ruining your cocktail
2. Wait a moment and it will start to separate and give you a gorgeous foamy top above a deeply dark layer
3. Arrange coffee beans in a way that you find pleasing

Step 5
Nothing else to say other than… enjoy

Things to do in Aldeburgh

With its stunning sunsets, wide skies and breath-taking scenery, Suffolk is a county of incredible beauty.

Click here for more information about things to do in Aldeburgh
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