Alvarium's Espresso Martini Ingredients
– Vodka – Kahlua – Sugar Syrup – Fresh CoffeeDon’t worry. My drinks cabinet is looking pretty sorry for itself right now and I can imagine yours is too so feel free to swap the vodka for a vanilla spiced rum such as Kraken. Kahlua can be mixed out for basically any coffee liqueur Tia Maria, Patron Cafe, Cascabel Coffee. Or if you’ve still got none of those mix up the flavour with some nutty liqueurs such as Frangelico, Galliano, Amaretto or even Bailey’s for a creamy dream? Still none? Ok - just whack some more vodka and sugar syrup and call it a day. Sugar syrup, if you’ve never worked in a bar in happy hour and ran out, is incredibly easy to make. Use a simple 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. E.g 500g of sugar diluted in 500ml of hot water to make a litre of sugar syrup. Fresh coffee. Now here, you really wanna make sure you’ve got some good stuff. If you’ve only got instant, make it strong. Nespresso capsules work great (if you wanna kill the environment like that). Or brew up in a cafetiere to make it nice and strong. I would say fresher the better with coffee, it will chill as you shake over ice. But Nigella Lawson swears by brewing it the night before and letting it completely cool. Have a couple of goes and see which one you prefer.
- SHAKE IT BABY.