Makes 4 servings
2 measured scoops finely ground
espresso or 2 espresso pods
¾ cup vodka
½ cup + 1 tablespoon Kahlua®
¼ cup + 1 tablespoon Tia Maria®
½ cup cold, brewed espresso
6-8 ice cubes
Press the power button of the Cuisinart®
Espresso Maker to turn the machine on. The
lights around the power, manual, single and
double espresso buttons will illuminate
and when they stop blinking, the machine has
been warmed and is ready to use.
Place the two-cup filter basket in the
portafilter holder. Spoon the espresso grounds
into the basket. Using the tamping tool, press
down the grounds with moderate pressure
and clean any excess from the rim. Secure
the portafilter holder in place.
Place two demitasse cups underneath the
brew head. Program the espresso maker to
brew 4 ounces and press the double espresso button.
Espresso will begin to brew and will stop
when 4 ounces have been brewed. Cover the
brewed espresso and place in refrigerator to
When the espresso has fully chilled, pour it
into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and add
the liquors. Shake well and strain into
individual martini glasses.