Espresso Martini Affogato

Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons vanilla ice cream
  • 1 ounce espresso
  • 1 sugar cube (4 grams)
  • 3 ounces triple shot espresso vodka
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 chocolate hazelnut Pirouette cookie, optional garnish
Directions
  1. Place vanilla ice cream in a martini glass, place glass in the freezer while you prepare the martini.
  2. Dissolve sugar cube in the espresso.
  3. In a cocktail shaker with ice combine espresso, espresso vodka and vanilla extract, shake well for 10 to 20 seconds. Strain and pour into prepared martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a chocolate Pirouette cookie
Notes
* Recipe can be easily multiplied.

* My favorite way to enjoy this martini is to take one or two sips (straight-up) before dissolving the vanilla ice cream to create a lighter and sweeter dessert-type martini.

* For a semi-stronger martini use a single tablespoon of vanilla ice cream.

* If you enjoy a strong and not-so-sweet martini you can omit the ice cream all together.