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
- 1 shot of coffee liqueur
- course ground sugar
- coffee grounds
- chocolate syrup
- 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.
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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