There is something so sexy about this Cappuccino Martini. It's subtle, elegant, divinely delicious and dangerously mysterious. The bold coffee flavor carries a hint of dark chocolate lurking just at the back of your senses; it's silky, smooth and the espresso/sugar rim teases your mouth and tickles your tongue as you sip.
I used my own Homemade Espresso Vodka but you can buy coffee vodka if you're too excited to wait while your vodka gets acquainted with the espresso beans. (Sheesh, some folks have no self control!)
Dip your martini glass rim in some Kahlua or Bailey's and then into the instant espresso and sugar mixture. Chill your glass in the freezer. Fill your cocktail shaker with ice and add the Espresso Vodka, Kahlua, Bailey's, chocolate ice cream, salt and the shot of espresso, shake until well chilled then pour into your chilled glass. Garnish with a dusting of the dark cocoa powder or a couple of espresso beans and sip your way into a torrid love affair!
This is a cocktail equally comfortable at brunch, happy hour, dinner, dessert or a midnight tryst.