There is nothing better than an espresso to put some pep in your step before heading out to paint the town red with your mates, so as I waited for my gal pals to arrive I made these little beauties to helps us on our merry way as we head into town for a well deserved night on the tiles...

Ps also lovely as an alternative to a dessert after dinner

My version of an espresso martini but as a shot as we had no time to linger as dinner and antics awaits !

Espresso with Kahlua, Tia Maria & chili

30 ml Vodka

15 ml Kahlua

15ml Tia Maria

30 ml cold strong espresso

Pinch of chilli powder (optional but for essential)

Pour all ingrediants into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake, pour into shot glasses.

If you want to be a bit fancy like, finely grate dark chocolate and dip the slightly wet rims into the chocolate before pouring in this velvety rich liquid. In the photo my shot glasses are bigger than your average shot glass so I only get 2 from this recipe so I doubled it up otherwise this recipe make 4 regular size shots.