Let me tell you about this indulgent twist on a classic cocktail – the Dutch Caramel Espresso Martini. If you’re like me and enjoy a good chat over a delicious drink, this one’s a gem. The deep, robust notes of espresso merge with the sweet, buttery flavors of Dutch caramel vodka, all smoothed out by the creamy caress of white chocolate liqueur. It’s a mix of flavors that are both energizing and comforting, ideal for those evenings when you want something special.
Before getting into the cocktail mixture itself, it’s best to get your glass prepared because the rim is the best part! Start by melting half of a white chocolate bar and using it to rim a coupe glass. It’s best to stick it in the freezer right after the rim is done. That way, while you’re preparing your cocktail, the chocolate will set while the glass chills.
The base of our cocktail is Dutch caramel vodka. This isn’t your ordinary vodka; it’s like the rich, gooey center of your favorite caramel dessert, but with a kick. When it’s combined with the espresso, it adds a delightful sweetness that cuts through the coffee’s bitterness in the best way.
Now, enter the white chocolate liqueur. it’s truly like a velvety blanket wrapping everything together, adding a layer of delicious creaminess.
This recipe is as simple as it gets! Pour your ingredients in a shaker with ice and give it a good shake. Since your glass is already prepared, all you need to do is pour. To top things off, I went with just a few espresso beans for garnish.
Step 1: Start by melting the white chocolate in a bowl and rimming a martini glass with the melted white chocolate. Stick the glass in your freezer to ensure the rim is chilled.
Step 2: In a cocktail shaker, add all ingredients, then shake with ice until chilled.
Step 3: Pour the cocktail mixture into your prepared glass and garnish with a few espresso beans.
The Dutch Caramel Espresso Martini is like a cozy chat with an old friend – familiar, yet full of new stories. It’s a drink where every sip offers a little surprise, from the crisp chocolate rim to the deep coffee heart, all tied together with that sweet ribbon of caramel.
So, grab your shaker, and let’s make some cocktail magic!