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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2012, 1:30am
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Here are some things Italians do with espresso:
  • Caffè corretto: espresso "rectified" with a shot of Grappa or brandy
  • Granita di caffè: stirred, frozen espresso
  • Caffè freddo: cold, sweetened espresso stretched with water
  • Caffè macchiato freddo: espresso with just a draft of cold milk
  • Maroccino: a tablespoon of molten chocolate is dispersed on the inside of a glass, then espresso is added and topped with two to three tablespoons of frothed milk and sprinkled with cocoa
  • Bicerin: equal parts of espresso and hot chocolate topped with frothed milk (a variation from Turin)

Spanish espresso based coffee drinks are:
  • Romano: espresso with a slice of lemon
  • Café con hielo: espresso "on the rocks"

Who knows any other (weird) espresso recipes?

 
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Posted Thu Jul 12, 2012, 12:47am
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NobbyR Said:

Caffè macchiato freddo: espresso with just a draft of cold milk

Who knows any other (weird) espresso recipes?

Posted July 11, 2012 link

I've been known to do this one at work myself, to taste a shot with milk while dialing in, to avoid steaming any excess.

A number of people will get white chocolate mochas with a spritz of lemon, which strikes me as awful and curdling, but perhaps the acidity helps balance the candy-sweetness?
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Posted Sat Jul 14, 2012, 7:42pm
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espresso ristretto macchiato con zabaione - a ristretto shot with a splash of steamed eggnog.
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Posted Sun Jul 15, 2012, 1:38am
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I am fond of having (in summer) a double-shot of espresso, sweetened, poured over a scoop-or-two of ice cream! This is like a sweet espresso topping/sauce for ice cream!
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Posted Sun Jul 15, 2012, 6:45am
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Nice list and a few I had not heard of.  I will have to try some new things.

 
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Posted Thu Sep 20, 2012, 1:08am
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I just found some new strange recipes:

Coffee on the Beach:
Mix a cold, sweetened doppio with cocoa. Add vanilla ice cream and pineapple juice, and stir until creamy.

Mint Mix:
Blend some cream, espresso, peppermint ice cream and sugar.

Advocaat Dream:
Top espresso with advocaat (or eggnog) and whipping cream.

 
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