When I was younger, martinis seemed like such a cool, sophisticated drink. When I was old enough to actually order one the traditional version just wasn't my thing. I ran across Clara M's Coffee & Cream Martini on the Taste of Home site and it had my name all over it.
The first thing you want to do is rim the glasses. The recipe has you combine sugar and coffee, but I already had some Eastern Standard Provisions Chocolate Espresso Sugar on hand.
Place the sugar in a shallow plate or bowl. Dip the edge of the glass into some water and then into the sugar. I patted it gently to made sure it adhered.
I decided to go with the "shaken, not stirred" method. I filled a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and then added the Kahlua, Tito's and Bailey's. I shook it for about a minute and then strained it into the glasses.
Coffee & Cream Martini
- 2 tablespoons coarse sugar *
- 1 teaspoon finely ground coffee *
- Ice cubes
- 1-1/2 ounces Tito's vodka
- 1-1/2 ounces Kahlua
- 1-1/2 ounces Bailey's Irish cream liqueur
- Chocolate syrup, optional
- Sprinkle sugar and coffee on a plate. Moisten the rim of a cocktail glass with water; hold glass upside down and dip rim into sugar mixture.
- Fill shaker halfway with ice. Add the Titos, Kahlua and Bailey's, shake until well combined, a minute or so.
- Drizzle chocolate syrup on the inside of prepared martini glass if desired. Strain mixture into glass; serve immediately.
*I used Eastern Standard Provisions Chocolate Espresso Sugar to rim the glasses.