A cup of American style drip coffee with a shot of espresso added. Also called a Shot in the Dark or an Eye Opener. Variations of the Red Eye include the Black Eye, made with two shots of espresso, and the Dead Eye, made with three shots of espresso.
Bottle of sambuca
Sambuca (Italian pronunciation: [samˈbuːka]) is an Italian anise-flavoured, usually colourless, liqueur. Its most common variety is often referred to as white sambuca to differentiate it from other varieties that are deep blue in colour (black sambuca) or bright red (red sambuca). Like other anise-flavoured liqueurs, the ouzo effect is sometimes observed when combined with water.
Sambuca is flavoured with essential oils obtained from star anise, or less commonly, green anise. Other spices such as elderflower, liquorice and others may be included, but are not required as per the legal definition. It is bottled at a minimum of 38% alcohol by volume.The oils are added to pure alcohol, a concentrated solution of sugar, and other flavouring.
Irish Redeye Shots
You may not make it to an actual Irish pub for St. Patrick’s Day, but you can be there in spirit …
1/2 cup Irish cream
1/2 cup coffee liqueur
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons creme de menthe
You may not make it to an actual Irish pub for St. Patrick’s Day, but you can be there in spirit with these Irish Redeye Shots.
This is part of our St. Patrick’s Day series of recipes. See them all here!
Foodie Byte: To make mint whipping cream, just add a little mint flavoring to your usual whipped cream recipe.
- Begin by making a simple whip cream out of heavy whipping cream.
- Place a steel mixing bowl in a freezer for 15 minutes, then add a cup of heavy whipping cream once removed and beat on high.
- Gradually add a half cup of sugar.
- Add 2 tablespoons of creme de menthe.
- Keep beating until soft peaks form; set aside in refrigerator.
- In a measuring cup, combine half a cup of Irish cream and half a cup of coffee liqueur. Mix well and pour into shot glasses.
- Top with homemade mint whipping cream.
- Garnish with green sanding sugar if desired
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