I got such a good response to this risotto when I posted the photo on Instagram, that I'm posting earlier than I originally planned.
So remember that coffee liqueur I made? I have been contemplating ways to use it, and I thought of at least one.
I have to warn you in advance that this goes down VERY easy. Don’t worry, I’m not blogging while totally inebriated, but I am enjoying this martini very much as I write, and somehow it’s already 2/3 of the way gone. This would be a perfect dessert drink or a fun cocktail for a girls night with some guilty pleasure TV and nail polish (not in the drink ). Or if you are like me this evening, try it with the Slate political gabfest and LOTS of photo editing. Or you know, get/make a lot of coffee liqueur and do all of those things.
Here’s what you need, per martini:
Handful of ice
2 oz. coffee liqueur (it’s easy to make your own!)
1 oz. cream
Squirt of chocolate syrup (I’m sure it was less than a tablespoon)
Cocoa for a fancy rim
Spoon a couple tablespoons of cocoa onto a plate and spread around. Prep your martini glass by dipping the rim into a shallow dish filled with water, and then gently dipping into the cocoa to coat the rim.
Add the ice, liqueur, cream and chocolate syrup into a cocktail shaker and shake for 20-30 seconds to thoroughly chill the drink. Pour into the prepared martini glass and enjoy!