a glass of espresso coffee

Italian Mafia Red Eye Espresso

Have you ever wonder, what kind of coffee does the Italian mafia drink? If Hollywood movies are to be believed, it's espresso! This recipe combines the taste of rich, silky espresso with the anise flavor-explosion that is Sambuca. It's definitely worth checking out!

Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Italian Mafia Red Eye Espresso recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 484 kcal


  • 1 1/2 tbsp chocolate syrup or crème de cacao liqueur
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Sambuca
  • 2 shots espresso
  • Whipped cream
  • 1 maraschino cherry


  1. Pour the chocolate syrup or crème de cacao into your mug

  2. Pour the Sambuca into your mug

  3. Make the double espresso shot and add it to the mix

  4. Top your drink with a dollop or two of whipped cream

  5. Gently place the cherry on top of the whipped cream

Recipe Notes

Omit the Sambuca if you prefer a non-alcoholic drink