Absinthe Espresso Martini
A distilled, highly alcoholic (45-75% ABV), anise-flavored beverage derived from botanicals like wormwood, green anise, fennel, hyssop, melissa and other herbs. Technically a spirit, as it is not bottled with sugar. The green fairy.
A dark coffee liqueur made in Jamaica with rum, sugar, vanilla and coffee, very similar to Kahlúa; 20% ABV.
A coffee brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under high pressure (9x atmospheric pressure) through finely ground coffee beans, producing a small serving known as a shot of espresso.
A spice from an evergreen tree commonly called star anise, staranise, star anise seed, Chinese star anise, or badiane that closely resembles anise in flavor. Usually used as a floating garnish.
Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a star anise floating on top. #shake #straight