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Happy National Cappuccino Day

Who doesn’t love cappuccinos? The frothy milk and espresso makes the perfect coffee drink on a fresh autumn day. Want to learn a fun fact? The cappuccino was named after the Capuchin friars. Who are they you ask? The Capuchin friars are members of the larger Franciscan orders of monks, founded in 16th century, Italy. They were renowned for their missionary work among the poor, as well as their dedication to extreme austerity, poverty, and simplicity. Their robes resembled the same colors as a cappuccino – simple brown. And the hood of their robes was long and pointed and very distinctive – named cappucio. The name stuck!

Now take everything you know about a cappuccino and throw it out the window. Sometimes after a full dinner, a cappuccino and dessert may be too heavy to indulge in. So why not indulge in a cappuccino cocktail? Here is a recipe for one of the best desserts of all time:

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  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 1⁄2 ounce cinnamon liqueur (1/4 ounce if you would prefer it as an accent)
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 1⁄2 ounces light cream

Directions: Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass.