Cheers to National Coffee Day with LAVAZZA

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National Coffee Day is coming up on Monday, September 29th. Leading up to this very foodie and caffeinated day check out some coffee based cocktails created by Lavazza – Italy’s Favorite Coffee!

These coffee cocktails are simple, delicious and great to share with friends and family.

Cheers!

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Lavazza Mocha Martini

Created by Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos, stars of Cooking Channel’s show Extra Virgin

LAVAZZA Mocha Martini
LAVAZZA Mocha Martini

2 servings

4 ounces quality dark chocolate, finely chopped
½ cup freshly-brewed Lavazza Gran Aroma
2 ounces Brandy (or Grappa or Rum)
2 ounces heavy whipping cream
Ice

Make the coffee ganache by putting the chocolate in a small, heat-proof bowl. Add the coffee and allow the coffee to steep for two minutes before whisking until smooth. Allow the ganache to cool for 20-30 minutes. (The ganache can be made in advance and gently warmed when ready to use.)

Pour half the ganache (approximately a half cup) into the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the brandy, swirl to combine. Add the heavy cream, swirl to combine.

Add one cup of ice and shake vigorously, until the beverage is ice cold. Strain into a martini or cocktail cup.

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Lavazza’s Espresso Martini n°1

Espresso Martini
Espresso Martini

1 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. Kahlúa
1 oz. Lavazza espresso
Lightly whipped cream for topping
1 malted milk ball (instead of an olive, of course)

Fill mixing glass with ice cubes, add all the ingredients and stir quickly to chill, strain into a chilled martini glass and top with layer of whipping cream and garnish with malted milk ball, if desired.

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Lavazza Java Dream

1 oz. Lavazza espresso

½ oz. Kahlúa

1 oz. Grand Marnier

Prepare in mixing glass and serve it topped with fresh cream in a martini cocktail glass.
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Sweet Lavazza

1/2 oz. of Lavazza espresso
1/2 oz. Amaretto di Saronno
1/2 oz. Cognac
1 bowl of vanilla ice cream

Prepare into the shaker, serve in a cocktail glass and top with grated bitter chocolate.

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