Makes 1 serving

Stimulated mixed drinks to show up on the menus of numerous hip parlors from Los Angeles to New York, maybe guaranteeing that consumers will almost certainly remain wakeful to the early morning.
When I serve this drink to individuals who are neither espresso nor martini fans, they quickly change their tune and swear their loyalty to the two refreshments. Use vodka with an unbiased taste, for example, Absolut or Smirnoff. All things considered, pop the vodka and crème de cacao into the cooler for an hour or two preceding making the beverage so the alcohols are freezing.

  • Ice cubes
  • 2 ounces fermented espresso or French-or Italian-cook espresso arranged in a dribble pot (“A Coffee Primer”) or a Moka pot (“A Coffee Primer”), chilled
  • 2 ounces vodka, ideally chilled
  • 1-ounce clear crème de cacao, ideally chilled
  • Substantial cream, as required
  1. Chill a martini glass in the cooler for 5 minutes.
  2. Fill a mixed drink shaker with ice cubes. Include the espresso, vodka, and crème de cacao and shake well. Fill the glass.
  3. Hold a pastry spoon over the martini with the tip of the spoon contacting the surface and the adjusted back of the spoon looking up. Tenderly pour the cream over the back of the spoon so it makes a layer coasting on the outside of the martini. Serve without a moment’s delay.


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