These two drinks are great pick-me-ups for two different reasons. Espresso Martini when you get to the end of your meal and need a boost to see you to the end of the day (or night!) And Hot Toddy when you really feel under the weather and need to keep going.
30ml (1 floz) Tia Maria liqueur * 30ml (1 floz) vodka * double shot of espresso coffee * 1 tsp sugar syrup * 3 coffee beans, to serve * crushed ice
Fill a martini glass with ice and set aside to chill. Pour Tia Maria, vodka and espresso into a cocktail shaker. Fill the rest of the shaker with ice. Shake the ingredients together. Empty the martini glass of ice. Pour in the contents of the shaker using a strainer and sieve into the glass.
30ml (1 floz) whisky or brandy * 30ml (1 floz) honey * 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice * 185ml (6 floz) boiling-hot water
Put the whisky or brandy, honey and lemon juice in a mug. Top off with hot water and stir until honey is dissolved. Serve with sympathy.
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This cocktail recipe comes from the section A PERFECT CHRISTMAS, giving you the cocktail to serve at Christmas and all year round.