Creating Better Food For Your Family

When was the last time you made food for your family that everyone talked about for weeks? It isn't always easy to design menus and prepare food that people will love, which is why a focus on healthy options can make a big difference. About a year ago, I started paying more and more attention to making different things that my friends and family would love, and it was really incredible to see the difference that my new cooking choices made. Now, I can honestly say that my kids love my cooking, and it has really brought us together as a family. Check out this blog for great information on creating better food for family.

Four Coffee Cocktails To Make With Espresso

Food & Cooking Blog

If you have a barsetto espresso coffee machine, consider bringing it out the next time you host a cocktail party. There are so many delicious cocktails you can make with espresso, and since they range from sweet to strong, there will be something to appeal to most everyone. Here are a few coffee cocktail recipes to get you started.

Coffee Martini

This cocktail is coffee, coffee, and more coffee. Served in a martini glass, it makes for an elegant presentation at a classy party.

Ingredients (for one drink):

  • 1 1/2 ounces Kahlua
  • 1 ounce coffee-flavored vodka
  • 1 ounce freshly brewed and cooled espresso

Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice, and then pour in the above ingredients. Shake until condensation forms on the outside of the shaker, and then strain the cocktail into a martini glass. 

Orange-Chocolate Sunrise

This creamy drink is served over ice in a lowball glass and garnished with a slice of orange for a splash of freshness. Serve it with cookies for a tasty alternative to "cookies and milk".


  • 1 ounce freshly brewed, cooled espresso
  • 1 ounce orange vodka
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • 2 ounces chocolate liqueur

Combine all of the ingredients in a lowball glass, and stir gently. Add ice to the glass, garnish with an orange slice, and serve immediately.

Irish Coffee With a Twist

This bold drink, made with whiskey, epsresso, and a surprise flavor ingredient, is not for the faint of heart. It will, however, keep you awake well into the evening, making it a good choice when the party is just starting but you're feeling low on energy.


  • 2 ounces freshly brewed, warm espresso
  • 1 ounce Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 ounce heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon cherry liqueur

​Combine the coffee and sugar in a glass mug. Stir until the sugar dissolves, and then add the remaining ingredients and stir again before serving.

Espresso Smore Martini

You could definitely serve this cocktail for dessert. It's perfect for a warm evening when you want to be reminded of camping and summer bonfires.

  • 1 ounce freshly brewed espresso
  • 1 ounce whipped cream vodka
  • 1 ounce chocolate liqueur
  • graham cracker crumbs (as garnish)
  • 1 piece of chocolate (as garnish)

Moisten the rim of a martini glass with a little vodka, and then coat it in the graham cracker crumbs. Set the glass aside as you shake the chocolate liqueur, espresso, and vodka in an ice-filled shaker. Strain the drink into the prepared glass, and float the chocolate on top of the drink as a garnish.


27 May 2017