OK, so sure thatâ€™s a little reductiveâ€¦but, um, I really love my coffee andÂ my wine.
I also really like my PJs and my couch and my bathtub, because Iâ€™m 34 not 24. 94% of the time, Iâ€™m in bed before 11:30, with most of the time that being even before 11.
But that other 6%…
That other 6%, my friends…
Well, most of it happens out in the Hamptons, where I pretend like Iâ€™m 24, not 34, and stay out late dancing.
I usedÂ to be the kind of person who would be having fun and then suddenly hit that exhausted switch and need to go home LIKE STAT.
And then I was introduced to espresso martinis.
Iâ€™ve been experimenting with them lately at home and thought this would be a fun Friday post to share.
Itâ€™s Friday night and the gangâ€™s all here.
There are a million complex ways to make them..but Iâ€™m not a very complex girl, especially in the kitchen, so hereâ€™s how I made them.
Espresso Martini Recipe
(Based onÂ Jamie Oliverâ€™s recipe)
- 1 shot vodka (I used Titoâ€™s)
- 1/2 shot coffee liqueur (I used Baileyâ€™s because itâ€™s what I named my dog after)
- 1 shot espresso (I used Gourmesso fair-trade coffeeÂ and yup, totally made the espresso at work and brought it home because I donâ€™t have a Nespresso â€¦ yet? )
- Ice baby.
Pour it all in a martini shaker; shake.
Garnish with coffee beans.
I have literally no idea where this penguin martini shaker came from, by the way. Someone left it at my apartment, oh, 10 years ago? If youâ€™re reading this, you can totally have it back?
Tell me: how do you keep rallying when youâ€™re tired?Â [This particular life hack comes in handy best after a big dinner