I don’t know about you but I’m absolutely obsessed with Dalgona coffee. All coffee is good in my books, but the frothy, fluffy, creamy version is a definite upgrade. However, now there’s something even better out there: boozy whipped coffee. What am I talking about? A new recipe for a whipped espresso martini that looks so good, it’ll blow your mind.
- There’s never been a better time for a caffeinated cocktail. I rely on two things to help me maintain my sanity in the social distancing era: coffee and booze. Combining the two into one delicious drink isn’t just a great idea, it’s downright necessary at this point. The whipped espresso martini is the cocktail concoction we need right now.
- Where did the idea come from? That would be from Instagrammer and bartending queen Lucy Morton, who goes by the handle @ladyluco. Her feed is full of delicious-looking beverages, but I feel like this might be my favorite recipe she’s posted yet. She describes it as being “somewhere between a milk punch and an espresso martini” and I’m totally on board.
- So what do you need for it? While the ingredients for Dalgona coffee are simple enough, turning it into a whipped espresso martini gets a little more complicated. For this you’ll need 2 Tbsp of instant coffee, 2 Tbsp of sugar, 2 Tbsp of hot water, 50ml of milk of your choice (dairy, oat, soy, almond, etc.), 50ml Courvoisier VSOP, 25ml vanilla, caramel, or butterscotch syrup, and ice.
- The method couldn’t be easier. You don’t have to be a bartender yourself to make this drink successfully. All you need to do is make the Dalgona coffee as usual. Then, in a cocktail shaker, add the syrup, milk, alcohol, and ice and shake before straining into a glass. Put your Dalgona mixture on top and then sprinkle with either more instant coffee or a little cocoa powder. And voila, a whipped espresso martini is yours!
- Happy drinking! I’m sure this is going to become your new favorite drink. I’m already predicting it will be mine!