Xmas Espresso Martini

We are all going to be eating way too much over the next few days. Fact. However for those are trying to eat a bit less, or fancy something other than cake, here is a little surprise recipe from us, the Xmas Espresso Martini. And what makes it Christmassy? We have have given it a gingerbready twist, here is how it’s done:

What you need per portion:

  • 5 cl vodka
  • 5 cl coffee liquor ( we used Kahlua)
  • 1 shot espresso (we recommend decaf if you are having it in the evening)
  • 2 cl gingerbread syrup
  • ice
  • glimmer sugar – for decoration

And here is how it’s done:

While Tizzy is making the decaf espresso, I am chilling the glasses.

Next we add the vodka, the coffee liquor, the ice and the syrup in the shaker and shake it. At last we add the fresh espresso to the mix and shake it until the coffee had cooled down.

Finally, decoration. I have dipped the glass first in the syrup, then in the sugar to make it all gold and xmassy.

And finally, we poured the mix in the lovely glasses. Voila!

Enjoy! finished-martini

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Leyas Coffee – Camden

Leading up to Christmas we went to Leyas Cofee in Camden, and here is what we thought of their coffee.

Leyas sources coffee nationally and internationally. Proud of its UK roasters, Leyas offers a good variety of coffee choices for whoever is open to a different coffee taste.

The Cafe is welcoming and has a friendly & warm atmosphere. Great place if you are looking for somewhere to sit in with your friends for a chat or even if you are looking for somewhere for a laid back date.

Beside coffee and food, Leyas sell a variety of coffee and coffee makers including accessories. If you are looking for something particular and special, you are guaranteed to find it here.

In our visit we have ordered a flat white and a double espresso macchiato with skimmed milk which looked like this:


As you can see the coffee was served at high standards in lovely cups. And finally about the taste 🙂 The brew had a very strong texture and you can taste the rich roast. It has a slight bitter but mild aroma which leaves a lovely after taste. It is definitively not a medium intensity coffee and it wouldn’t agree with every palate, however, for coffee connoisseurs it is a great coffee tasting experience.

Rate 7.5 from the Unfiltered