Enjoy the taste of coffee in a delicious dessert cocktail with the golden cappuccino martini. The recipe is luscious and flavorful, featuring the Double Espresso Vodka from Van Gogh, and it's easy to mix up.
The flavored vodka is a nice background for cream and the herbal blend of Galliano. The golden liqueur is dominated with anise and vanilla, though it includes over 30 herbs and spices, each of which adds to the multi-dimensional taste of this cocktail.
As with any creamy cocktail, you will want to spend a little extra time shaking this one. A few extra seconds—until your shaker gets nice and frosty—will ensure that the lighter ingredients mix thoroughly with the heavier cream.
- 1 ounce espresso vodka (Van Gogh Double Espresso)
- 1/2 ounce Galliano Liqueur
- 1 ounce cream
- In a cocktail shaker, pour the ingredients and add crushed ice.
- Let stand for five seconds.
- Shake vigorously.
- Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Like the coffee sambuca, a fun garnish for this cocktail is three whole coffee beans. They will float on top of the drink and, in Italian tradition, represent health, happiness, and prosperity. It's a fun finishing touch.
This martini recipe was one of the first created by Van Gogh Vodka to promote their espresso vodkas' release in 2008.
It quickly became a hit and is one of the best ways to enjoy the rich coffee flavors. The brand also offers Espresso Vodka if you want something that's a little less intense.
A number of other vodka brands, including Three Olives, Sobieski, and Smirnoff, produce espresso vodkas as well. You can even find intriguing flavor blends like Crater Lake's Hazelnut Espresso Vodka. Any of these would make an excellent golden cappuccino martini.
DIY Coffee Vodka
For drinkers who enjoy a DIY project, it's incredibly easy to make your own coffee-flavored vodka. Whole or coarsely ground coffee beans infuse into vodka just as easily as they do in water when making cold brew coffee.
Similar to this coffee bourbon recipe, the infusion should take just a day or so to reach the ideal flavor. It's one of the quicker liquor infusions you can make at home. The best part is that you can customize it with your favorite vodka and coffee bean roast.
Choose Your Cream
This martini is meant to be a creamy dream, and you have quite a few options when it comes to choosing the cream. A standard cream will create a rich drink, though you could pour milk and even opt for skim milk for a nice, light drink.
Half and half will give you some of the richness of cream with a softer, milk-like mouthfeel. It's always a good middle-of-the-road choice for cream cocktails.
If you prefer, this martini can be made with dairy alternatives. An almond milk would be one of the best complements to the flavors of espresso and Galliano.
Cashew and soy are nice options, too.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||12 g|
|Saturated Fat||7 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||4 g|
|Dietary Fiber||8 g|