Happy New Year!
It’s been a busy one – apologies for the (wow) 2.5 month absence (smacks wrists). I’ve changed jobs again! I’ve left the world of digital media agencies and entered the client side world of fashion retail. So understandably that, coupled with Christmas – it’s been bu-sy…
So New Year… New ideas – drinks on FoodieClaire (that’s a first).
I’ve always been a fan of cocktails, this will come as no surprise if you know me – and I, like many have a deep love for good quality coffee. I don’t think a good latte is produced by the likes of Costa Coffee and the laughable Starbucks.
I remember going to an art auction with my ex-boss in Mayfair where the free nibbles and cocktails were flowing and this is when I tried my first Espresso Martini. I mean what’s not to like? Superior quality coffee and Martini strained into a stunning nod to SATC glass and garnished with two coffee beans. I was bouncing off the walls after two. It’s a good thing I hadn’t intended to bid on any of the art work for I would have definitely been out of my depth and loose with the paddle (perhaps this is the intention).
So I had the familiar excitement all over again when I stumbled across this espresso recipe by TV presenter/celebrity chef Jo Pratt demonstrating exactly how to create a buzzing Espresso Martini using a Gaggia (the premium branded espresso machine company). The thing I love about it is the simple ingredients presented in a timeless Martini glass. Guaranteed to wow guests and save you precious time that could be better spent entertaining. What better way to give your January a kick?
I’ve earmarked this video so that I can try it this weekend with a cafetiere.
I don’t have a Gaggia coffee machine yet (she says) but this could be the turning point. January is rather a dangerous time for shopping!
1 ½ shots of espresso
1 ½ shots of vodka
1 ½ shots of Kahlua
1 shot of Crème de Cacao (optional)