No Mafia’s Caffè Corretto

Author: Max Veenhuyzen
Photography: Dave Wheeler

Caffeine plus Campari equals a very correct way to end an Italian meal.

What happens when a young Aussie girl asks for an Espresso Martini in Rome? She gets introduced to the Caffè Corretto, the classic Italian digestif of coffee "corrected" with a slug of booze, usually grappa. "We're happy to make a Caffè Corretto with any Italian liqueur or spirit, but that bittersweet combo of coffee and Campari really works," says No Mafia's Emma Ferguson. "We've even had some success converting other Espresso Martini drinkers." No Mafia, 189 William St, Northbridge, WA

Pour 25ml of Campari over a good, freshly pulled espresso and serve. "I usually free-pour to add to the romance," says Ferguson, "plus I don't think I've ever seen anyone measure alcohol in Italy."







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