More sunshine, longer days and warmer weather are some of the reasons why I love spring. There’s so much to look forward to in the coming weeks, especially if you like staying outdoors and putting away the heavy jackets. I enjoy hanging out with my buddies on the patio sipping cocktails and enjoying meaningful conversation.
Sometimes I find it a little bit difficult to decide on what beverages to serve at parties during this season. Most times, we will just fall back on serving wine and iced tea, or simply water with lemon. Lately, I like to concoct refreshing beverages that don’t take up too much time or require a long grocery list. It’s fun to have a drink that captures the essence of the season or one that draws inspiration from a country like France – where folks spend hours in cafés, enjoying life and conversation.
The French Crème Brûlée Espresso Shot, a flavorful espresso is created with a romantic scent and the spring elements of France. So, if you need a last minute non-alcoholic beverage for your party, read on, and I will show you how to create this simple, easy to make espresso shot.
- Espresso machine
- Cocktail shaker
- Shot glasses
- Small plates
- Measuring spoons
- Kitchen scale (optional)
- Ground coffee – 18 grams
- Brown sugar – 1 teaspoon
- Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
- Heavy cream – 1 ounce
- French Crème Brûlée flavored syrup – 1 teaspoon
1. Start with a plate of lemon juice and dip the rim of the shot glass.
2. Then, dip the rim into a plate of brown sugar. Set aside for later use.
3. Extract 2 ounces of espresso using a new shot glass. If you don’t have an espresso machine at home, you can opt for a different strong coffee brewing method which also has the same delectable taste. Moka pot, French press, and Aeropress are a few robust coffee brewing methods you can use.
4. Pour espresso, French Crème Brûlée syrup, heavy cream, and ice into the cocktail shaker.
5. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
6. Strain and pour into the sugar-dipped shot glass.
7. Drink it up and let the outdoor fun begin! Happy spring!
Photos and article by Latte Art Guy.
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