Match of the week | Tiramisu and espresso martini

Match of the week

Tiramisu and espresso martini

I’ve often struggled to find a wine to pair with tiramisu.

The match that works best for me is an oxidised sweet wine such as Rivesaltes from southern France but it’s not easy to get hold of or everyone’s cup of tea but when I was tasting espresso martinis the other day I had a lightbulb moment and realised that was the pairing I’d been looking for.

It’s going to depend a bit on the espresso martini - and the tiramisu - of course - whether either or both are homemade and if pre-mixed how strong the martini is but unless it’s a espresso martini cream liqueur which might be a bit too sweet and creamy it’s going to work. (As indeed would a black coffee or a coffee liqueur like Tia Maria.)

I don’t think you’re going to want a full glass but if you can find some small cocktail glasses and serve a well chilled shot alongside your tiramisu it’s perfect - and a showstopping finale to a meal.

One of my pairings of the year so far.

Photo of tiramisu by Victoria Aleksandrova. Espresso martini by Kike Salazar N on Unsplash

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