The Cafe Au Lait Martini is a creamy martini with a little kick of caffeine for some extra punch. It's one of my favorite coffee drinks, second only to my old favorite of an Irish Coffee.
CAFE AU LAIT
A Coffee Martini to Perk You Up
2 Oz. Vanilla Vodka
1 Oz. Coffee Liqueur
1 Oz. Heavy Cream
For The Rim: Teaspoon of Instant Coffee, 1/4 Cup of Sugar
Garnish: Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
Tools: Cocktail Shaker
Dip the rim of the glass into some coffee liqueur and then into the instant coffee and sugar mixture. Chill the glass in the freezer.
Add ingredients to an ice filled cocktail shaker, shake until chilled, strain into the chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with the chocolate covered espresso beans and serve.
FROZEN CAFÉ AU LAIT COCKTAIL
You can turn this into a spirited frozen coffee confection by using ice cream in place of the heavy cream and using a blender instead of a cocktail shaker. It's a wonderful late day treat on those dog days of summer when the mercury is rising and your energy is melting. I've even been known to freeze any leftover coffee from the morning and toss in a few of those as well.
National Café au Lait Day is February 17th.
Updated February 2019