Keurig K-cup Recipe ~ Hazelnut Coffee Martini

Posted on Mon, Jun 16, 2014

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I have hit the mother load with this recipe and it wasn't even planned.  Well, part of it was planned.  I knew that I wanted to make a creamy coffee martini.  Naturally as anyone might, I immediately thought of using Baileys Irish Cream but, low and be hold the bottle was empty.  As I racked my brain to come up with some sort of a substitute a light bulb went on...Nutty Hazelnut iced K-cups (read my review here).  Eureka...they are perfect, nice and creamy and better yet, they contain coffee as well!  Add a bit of liqueur and we are well on our way to a delicious coffee martini!  

You will need:

  • 1 Nutty Hazelnut Keurig K-cup 
*Update, since the posting of this article Nutty Hazelnut has been sadly discontinued. But, don't worry we have an alternative. Try using Gloria Jeans Hazelnut Kcup coffee combined with Donut House Sweet and Creamy Kcups!
  • 1 shot of coffee liqueur 
optional (but highly recommended):
  • course ground sugar
  • coffee grounds
  • chocolate syrup

Directions:

  • Start by brewing your Nutty Hazelnut Keurig K-cup (ie Gloria Jeans Hazelnut and Donut Shop Sweet and Creamy Kcup pods) into a plastic measuring cup or any sort of pouring vessel.  Be sure to use the lowest water setting of your unit.
  • Add about 1 cup of ice to a martini shaker.
  • Add the now brewed Nutty Hazelnut (i.e. Gloria Jeans Hazelnut and Donut Shop Sweet and Creamy) coffee to the martini shaker.
  • Add 1 shot of coffee liqueur to the martini shaker (I am a light weight, 2 shots is certainly acceptable if you prefer a stronger cocktail).
  • Shake, shake, shake...shake senora. 
  • Here comes the optional part that will take your martini up a notch...combine 1 tablespoon of coarse ground sugar (I highly recommend Sugar in the Raw) with 1 tablespoon of espresso powder (I like this brand). 
  • Pour about 1 teaspoon of water on a separate saucer.  
  • Dip the rim of your martini glass into the water and turn, then into the sugar/ espresso combo and turn. 
  • Next drizzle chocolate syrup along the inside of the rim. 
  • Pour your now chilled and shaken liqueur/ K-cup combination into your glass.

Serve immediately!

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I am madly in love with this K-cup cocktail.  Not only is it incredibly easy to make, costs pennies and looks beautiful, it tastes absolutely AMAZING!

Cheers : )

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