Romantic Cocktails For Valentine’s Day from illy USA

Chocolate & Sweet Cherry Tempesta

chocolate and cherryIngredients:
6-8 ripe, sweet red cherries
1 cup ice
1/2 oz chocolate sauce
3/4 oz simple syrup
1 oz low fat milk
2 shots espresso (2oz)

Instructions:
1. Add pitted cherries to blender
2. Put ice into blender
3. Pour simple syrup
4. Prepare and add illy espresso to the blender
5. Blend on a low speed until smooth (approximately 45 seconds)
6. Pour into serving glass and serve with a straw

French Kiss

french kissIngredients:
1 quarter sized dark chocolate morsel
1 1/2 oz caramel sauce
5 oz fresh, cold, whole milk
2 shots espresso (2 oz)
Unsweetened whipped cream
Cocoa powder

Instructions:
1. Pour caramel sauce and milk into a steaming pitcher
2. Steam and froth mixture (see page 51)
3. Place dark chocolate morsel in serving glass
4. Pour mixture into glass leaving room for espresso and cream
5. Prepare illy espresso and slowly pour along the edge of the glass floating the coffee over the milk
6. Top with whipped cream and garnish with a dusting of coffee powder

illy espresso can be purchased at illyusa.com

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