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Coffee martini

Coffee martini
Los Angeles Times

The last dinner plate has been cleared and you're craving coffee with a kick -- an after-dinner drink with just the right amount of sweetness to balance the heady, robust brew. But when the menu appears, it's often hard to ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes | Serves 1
Note: From Vincenzo Marianella. This recipe makes 1 cup vanilla simple syrup; reserve the remaining syrup for another use.
  • 10 to 12 coffee beans
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  • 2 ounces Pyrat Rum XO Reserve (or you may use bourbon)
  • 3 tablespoons half and half

Step 1Crush the coffee beans with a mortar and pestle. Set aside.

Step 2In a small saucepan, combine one-half cup water and one-half cup sugar. Heat until the sugar dissolves. Add the seeds from the vanilla bean. Whisk to break up the vanilla seeds. Let cool.

Step 3Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the crushed beans, the rum or bourbon, 1 tablespoon of the vanilla simple syrup and the half and half. Shake and strain (use a very fine mesh strainer to remove bean grains). Serve in a chilled martini glass.

Each serving:
211 calories; 1 gram protein; 8 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 5 grams fat; 3 grams saturated fat; 17 mg. cholesterol; 19 mg. sodium.
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