Now THAT calls for a martini

My boss is a very observant woman. She saw how excited everyone was by the espresso martinis during our team-building/cocktail-making night at Eau de Vie last week …

Making the espresso martinis.
Cam making the espresso martinis.


… so she secretly ordered us DIY kits so we could recreate them at home.

How thoughtful is that?

She plonked one on each desk mid-afternoon yesterday, with the canny order that we were to go home and make one and post the results on our internal Facebook page.


I say canny because she probably realised if she didn’t people would put the kit into their cupboards “for a special occasion” or give it to someone as a gift.

To make a Kahlua Espresso Martini you need Kahlua, Absolut Vodka and a cold espresso shot. I’m a little lairy of that much caffeine after 3pm given my history of insomnia, but I figured I should follow orders from the top.

So I brewed a cup of coffee and stuck it in the fridge, unboxed my kit and chose some fancy glasses for the end result.


Then I chucked everything in the cocktail shaker with some ice and gave it a good, long shake.

I didn’t add spray cream like my colleague Kathy because #diet


Here is the finished result …


It was totally delicious. Loved every sip.

What’s your favourite cocktail?

Song of the day: REM “I don’t sleep I dream”

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