Is there anything more decadent than a French macaron? If you’re anything like me, you might find yourself trying to decide between a cocktail and a sweet treat at the end of a long day. But look no further, because with the Macron Martini you can have the best of both worlds! This delicious libation pairs the almond essence of one of my favorite gins with the rich flavors of coconut and almond. The result? A drink that is a little bit more like dessert in a glass. The perfect way to wind down any evening if you ask me!
This may come as a surprise to you, but I have a little confession to make: I just recently tried my very first macaron cookie! And now, I’m not really sure how I went without them for all these years, and the experience sparked my curiosity about where these perfect little desserts came from. Would you be surprised to learn that their origin isn’t exactly French? I sure was! In their original form (which was more like an almond flour biscuit) these cookies are older than France itself. But the modern macaron that we know and love today was popularized by the French. I’ll bet whoever whipped up the first one never would have guessed that their creation would someday become a beverage, but here we are!
Looking to add an extra bonus to your Macaron Martini? Make one of these marvelous cookies your garnish! I headed to a local bakery to grab one (…ok, you caught me, I came home with a dozen…) to add to my glass, and the polished look of this dessert cocktail did not disappoint. If you’re going to send your round out in style, I suggest microwaving the cookie for just a few seconds and warming up your knife under hot water. These two tips will help you avoid unnecessary cracking. Give this delicious dessert cocktail a try and let me know what you think!