Teddy Tini Martini

The Teddy Tini is a play on the Martini. It’ll give you a caffeine buzz and a alcohol buzz. If you like the effects of Vodka and Redbull but want a coffee flavor, this is your drink.

Teddy Tini Ingredients

  • 2 oz. chilled espresso
  • 3 oz. vanilla vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Kahlua

Teddy Tini Directions

  1. add ice to shaker
  2. add all ingredients (any order)
  3. shake until liquid is very cold
  4. strain into martiini glass
  5. garnish with coffee bean or dark chocolate square

Non Sequitur

How did the term Teddy Bear get started? As the story goes, President Theodore Roosevelt, went on a bear hunt. Because he was the President of the United States, the people organizing the hunt wanted to make sure the hunt was successful. But after 3 days of walking and climbing and riding, no bears were found.

The next day the hunt guide and his hunting dogs finally found an old bear. The dogs and guide followed the bear for quite a distance until the bear was very, very tired. The dogs attacked and injured the old bear. The guides tied the bear to a tree and called for the President.

President Roosevelt looked at the poor old bear and said “no!” No one would shoot this old bear for sport. That would not be right. However, the bear was injured and suffering. President Roosevelt ordered that the bear be put down to end its pain.

A political cartoonist by the name of Clifford Berryman heard this story. Mr. Berryman drew a cartoon showing how President Roosevelt refused to shoot the bear. After this famous cartoon appeared in the papers, a shopkeeper, Morris Michtom took two stuffed toy bears which his wife had made and put them in his shop window. Mr. Michtom asked for permission from President Theodore Roosevelt to call these toy bears “Teddy’s bears”. The idea was born. Years later we still often call stuffed bears “Teddy Bears”.

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