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How to Make Caffè Shakerato-Corretto, Italian Iced Coffee with a Kick

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Shakerato sounds like a new Starbucks abomination, but it's Italian through and through. Making one is dead simple. Take a shot of espresso, add a bit more simple syrup than you think you should use, and shake the living daylights out of it with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a martini glass, and enjoy.

While there's nothing wrong with a basic caffè shakerato, I do have one minor issue. What's the fun of using a martini glass if you aren't going to put any booze in it?

Thankfully, the Italians are way ahead of me on this one. A common after-dinner drink is caffè corretto, espresso "corrected" with a liberal dash of spirits. Why not combine the two for something cool with a kick?

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