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February 2007

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Coffee

Espresso Cocktail Recipes

Including “Amore,” Recipe For Love


Enjoy two espresso-based cocktails courtesy of Illy USA. Amore is served hot with Amaretto di Saronno®, Beatrice on ice with vodka and Grand Marnier®.




  • Espresso
  • Heavy cream for whipping
  • Amaretto di Saronno
  • Light brown sugar
  • Whole coffee beans for garnish (chocolate-coated coffee beans are especially nice!)


  1. Lightly whip 1 ounce of fresh cream.
  2. Warm 2 ounces of Amaretto di Saronno (if you have an espresso machine, you can use the steam nozzle) and pour into a glass—preferably a heavier, stemmed glass.
  3. Add one shot of espresso.
  4. Spoon the whipped cream on top and sprinkle with brown sugar.
  5. Garnish with two coffee beans.





  • Espresso
  • Heavy cream for whipping
  • Vodka
  • Grand Marnier
  • Cocoa powder and whole coffee beans for garnish
  • Ice
  • Martini glass


  1. Using a whisk, lightly whip ½ ounce fresh cream.
  2. Add 1 shot espresso, ½ ounce vodka and ½ ounce Grand Marnier
    and ice to a cocktail shaker, and mix.
  3. Pour contents into a chilled martini glass, using a strainer to remove the ice.
  4. Gently float the whipped cream on top. Garnish with dusting of cocoa powder and coffee beans.


Coffee Books

Uncommon Grounds Coffee encyclopedia of coffee
Uncommon Grounds, by Mark Pendergrast. An in-depth look at the rich history of coffee and how it transformed our world. $12.92. Click Here for more information.
Coffee—A Dark History, by Antony Wild. This informative book covers the many ups and downs of coffee's past 500 years. $17.13. Click Here for more information.
The World Encyclopedia of Coffee, by Mary Banks. Explore coffee's many different uses from aromatic beverage to indispensable cooking ingredient. $22.05. Click here for more information or to purchase.
Coffee Coffee Coffee Book
Coffee - A Guide to Buying, Brewing, and Enjoying, by Kenneth Davids. Dazed by the myriad of coffee choices? This book will set you straight, teaching you everything you need to know about the humble cup o' joe. $10.37. Click here for more information or to purchase.
Espresso Coffee - The Science of Quality, by Rinantonio Viani and Andrea Illy. Get down to the nuts and bolts of coffee with this intriguing read. $84.95. Click here for more information or to purchase. The Coffee Book,by Gregory Dicum and Nina Luttinger. Follow your favorite beverage from the pod to your mug. $11.02. Click here for more information or to purchase.

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