Thursday, June 4, 2009

Have you heard of Espresso Corretto?

So Jace does not drink espresso... at all... like ever. Whenever I make tiramisu, I have to do it with hot cocoa instead of espresso. So you can imagine my surprise upon hearing Jace order an Espresso Corretto when we were in Como and several times since. His reply...
'Oh, this is not espresso... this is Espresso Corretto... espresso with grappa. It is different...'
Uh huh... Silly man. So I tried one, too. And you know what? It is different! That's right... IT HAS GRAPPA IN IT! :) It is really quite powerful. But when you want to stay awake after a big meal and have a digestive, this is actually the perfect combination of power and punch.

After this particular meal, we also were given complimentary mandarin grappas... talk about heaven. I still dream of that sweet liquid heaven.

... and then they wheeled us back to the hotel. :)

Next time you are out - try ordering an Espresso Corretto - or if they do not understand the Italian name, just say Espresso mit Grappa. Viel Glück!

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6 comments:

Expat Traveler said...

Oh that does look amazing... How would you say that in English? I'm joking... :)

Habebi said...

Ohhhh yum! I've had grappa, I've had espresso- now I must try this combo!

Amanda said...

Heck yeah! Thanks for the tip. Maybe you can start making your tiramisu with espresso corretto...

Shaun said...

I am trying to read the body language between the two of you.... him, apprehensively drinking his coffee, back in his chair, you, leaning toward him, pure alcoholic drink in hand.... how many had you had?

Jessica said...

LOL.. Shaun you might be on to something there. I think we had also shared a bottle of wine before that, and Jace hates to have his photo taken so it is always a struggle. :)

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