AMORE (Love)

AMORE (Love)

Strong and passionate in the encounter between a double Espresso and the sweet personality of amaretto liqueur, sensual in the dense layer of shaken cream that covers it: it is no coincidence that this hot, intense, aromatic drink, with a romantic soul, is called Amore, or Love.


  • Approx. 3 tbsp (45-50 ml) espresso

  • Approx. 3 tbsp (40 ml) amaretto liqueur

  • Approx. 3 tbsp (40 ml)

  • Fresh heavy cream

  • Cane sugar

  • 2 coffee beans


1. Prepare two Espressos in a cappuccino cup.
2. Pour the liqueur into the glass and heat it with your Espresso machine’s steam wand. Take care to not overheat it, as this would change its aromas.
3. Add the Espresso to the liqueur.
4. Pour the cream, which should be very cold, into the mini shaker. Shake until the mixture becomes quite dense.
5. Gently rest the cream on the surface of the cocktail, making it run down the back of the mixing spoon so that it stays on the surface.
6. Garnish with two coffee beans and a dusting of cane sugar, and serve.

Recipe and video courtesy of Illy

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