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How To Make a Shot in the Dark! - a How-to
How To Make a Shot in the Dark!
Author: Mark Prince
Posted: December 14, 2001
How-To rating: 7.3
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Ar you finding that you just can't seem to get going in the morning? Maybe that Folger's auto drip you just made is a bit lacking? That triple espresso shot you got from the local 'bucks just doesn't provide enough zing and volume?

Buddy... budy. You need to find out what a Shot in the Dark is!

A Shot in the Dark is a nice little drink. It's your normal brewed coffee (hopefully made with premium, fresh roasted, fresh ground beans) with a double espresso shot added for good measure. It's pretty straightforward, but not many people know about this wonder booster. It is also known as a Depth Charge, though I refuse to call it that - a depth charge to me is a tequila shot dropped in a pint of beer!

If the normal Shot in the Dark isn't enough for ya or if you need something to strip the paint off an old bureau, you can make the espresso shot a double ristretto, or make your auto drip double strength. If that doesn't wake you up, you're dead anyway.

There isn't much visual to this How-To - it's more text based, and it's extremely simple, though not many people know about it. Now you do! And that's the beauty of this drink - it doesn't require a lot of brain cells to make, but drinking it will kick start them for sure!

Brew your shot.. pour
First you make your coffee (not pictured), and brew your shot, double shot, double ristretto, you name it. Here about 2.5 ounces of espresso is brewed.
Next, take your 12 ounce or bigger mug of coffee (with some headspace - you're adding another 2 or 3 ounces!), and...
pour!! Finished
Pour it in! Hey, remember, I said there wasn't much in the way of visuals for this tips and tricks section!
The finished beverage. Add milk, cream, and or sugar if you like and get ready to wake up!

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How-To rating: 7.3
Author: Mark Prince
Posted: December 14, 2001
feedback: (48) comments | read | write
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