Food & Drink

I'm Chris - or Christopher - or Mr. Dean - or Master Christopher - or just plain Sir. I'm a self-professed foodie. I love to cook and I take great pleasure in all things edible. My husband and I are relatively new to Portland, Oregon and are enjoying our culinary explorations of the area!

Food is NOT just fuel!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Hazelnut Latte Martini

Another wimpy name, but nothing creative came to me!

I wanted a coffee cocktail. I poured through the many bar books I have in the kitchen and wasn't pleased with any recipes containing actual coffee. So I adapted and made my own. This is really nice, and surprisingly not too sweet. However I do think the addition of a tiny splash of chocolate (probably a chocolate liqueur) would have been ideal. Honestly coffee and chocolate are the most amazing pair - they bring out complexities in each other that are astounding.

Hazelnut Latte Martini
1 1/2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Kahlua
1/2 oz. Frangelico
1 oz. brewed coffee (mine is from a coffee press, so a little strong)
Splash half-n-half (or cream, milk, etc.)

Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a couple of espresso beans - chocolate covered if you're feeling fancy!

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