Celebrate Coffee Day with Tia Maria

Coffee lovers, if you haven’t yet, introduce this one-of-a-kind sweet coffee liqueur to your home bar.

Tia Maria dates back to the mid-17th century, when a beautiful young Spanish aristocrat fled the turmoil colonial war brought to the island of Jamaica. Her maid saved one family treasure, a small jewellery box with black pearl earrings and an ancient manuscript with the recipe for a mysterious liqueur. The recipe was named after the courageous woman. Tia Maria was born.

The recipe lay dormant for many years before being rediscovered in the 1940s by Dr. Kenneth Leigh Evans, who began to produce and market it.

From this day forward Tia Maria has been a favourite for coffee liqueurs lovers the world over and it was even used in the very first Espresso Martini recipe over forty years ago.

MADAGASCAR VANILLA provides a pronounced but delicate, fragrant back note; JAMAICAN RUM provides body, depth and structure.

Try this: Tia Espresso Martini 

25ML TIA MARIA
25ML VODKA
DOUBLE OR SINGLE SHOT OF ESPRESSO
5ML OF SUGAR SYRUP
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. Finish with three coffee beans. Enjoy!

Shop Tia Maria at liquor outlets nationwide or online at Makro here 

Tags:
Share This:
Tags
Instagram
Related posts