Cafe Shakerato
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Recipe type: Beverages with and Italian Twist
Serves: 2 servings
  • 3 ounces of freshly brewed espresso
  • 1 ounce of simple syrup, well chilled
  • 2 strips of lemon peel
  • ½ ounce of Grappa or Sambuca, if desired
  • A well chilled cocktail shaker
  • 8 to 10 ice cubes
  • Serving glasses
  1. Have your well chilled cocktail shaker filled with the ice cubes. All other necessary items should be in place.
  2. Prepare the espresso using whatever method you have available: a fancy espresso machine or a simple Cafeteria style pot.
  3. Pour the prepared espresso into the shaker, along with the simple syrup, and Grappa or Sambuca if desired. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds and pour into the serving glasses (I am assuming that your cocktail shaker has a strainer attachment, if not please strain).
  4. Garnish with a strip of lemon peel and enjoy.
Recipe by LaBellaSorella at