Makes 2 drinks
4 ounces Absolut Citron, Ketel One Citronelle, or comparable best-quality citrus vodka
2 ounces Sambuca (more, if you prefer a stronger licorice flavor)
6 dashes orange bitters (Angostura, Fee Brothers and Stirrings are good brands)
Juice of one lemon
6 espresso beans for garnish (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with about a cup of ice cubes. Shake until the shaker develops condensation on the outside, about 30 seconds. Pour into two martini glasses, adding three espresso beans per glass.
This recipe is featured on show 2426 - The Best Cocktails and Snacks.
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