I’ve been trying to find small ways to indulge in myself. It’s not always easy to take care of myself – a busy mom of three (including a 6 month old), running a business and fitting in volunteer hours when I can. I’m sure many can relate. So when I started seeing espresso martinis pop up, I knew I needed to get out soon. And then I kept seeing espresso martinis all over the place. You may have seen that locals Breezy and Natalie Rae started an online review of Rochester’s espresso martinis. Not only that, but just this past Friday, Tracy Schumacher published an article in The Democrat and Chronicle just published an article talking about the comeback of this drink first popularized in the 80s.
Maybe it’s a salted caramel mocha martini?
Either way, it was delicious. Here’s how we made it:
2. Ice (preferably pumpkin shaped, but not necessary!) into the shaker.
3. Pour two ounces vodka into shaker. Add 1 1/2 oz salted caramel chocolate syrup and 1 1/2 oz coffee.
4. Shake, shake, shake until you have a good amount of foam formed.
5. Pour into martini glass. A garnish of coffee beans is traditional but we prefer to garnish with cacao nibs.