Well internet you sure have served me with another cocktail. Recently I came across Loryn Powell on Instagram. She is an American Instagram entertainer, a self proclaimed “SELZPERT” (expert in Seltzers). She makes videos of her drinking various alcoholic beverages and showing how many drinks it takes to get to a .08 reading on a breathalyser. She also try out newly released alcohol to share her experience and sometimes provides some comedic videos featuring her husband and dog. I admit her videos are pretty entertaining to watch, I started watching them last year during lockdown. Anyway side tracking, she recently posted a recipe for a Fireball Espresso Martini which defiantly got my attention. Ive tried a salted caramel espresso martini but never a Fireball.
Fireball is an alcohol that really is best enjoyed by itself. I remember back in 2018 trying it for the first time at a bar in Vegas and they gave it to me with a mixer, it did put me off of it. It wasn’t until August 2019 (in San Francisco) when at a bar they had a wheel of fortune. Basically you paid $5 to spin the wheel and whatever it landed on you got either a drink or some food (a packet of chips). I spun that wheel so much and won heaps of glasses of wine, a packet of chips and a few Fireball shots. This time when trying it I found that it tasted a lot better. Since then I don’t have an issue with it. I actually enjoy it in fact I had wayyy to many Fireball shots at last years work Christmas party. I really love the taste of cinnamon, its not a sickening flavour and it also smells amazing.
So lets make this Martini!!!! I made mine with my Nespresso Pod machine.
FIREBALL ESPRESSO MARTINI
1 Shot Espresso
1 Shot Fireball Whiskey
1 Shot Kahlua
Put in shaker and shake the living hell out of it, pour in a glass and enjoy.
Trying this out, holy shit this is amazing! This felt like a delicious coffee made by an amazing barista with a with cinnamon mixed in. I mean this was my drink! I seriously wanted to drink it in a massive big ass cup, but because it was at night I doubt drinking that much espresso would help me sleep. Id probably start vibrating from all of the caffeine. I will mention that I did use Kahlua but you can really use any coffee liqueur.
This was a perfect simple change up of an Espresso Martini. I love when its minimal ingredients, but with only so few ingredients it had the most flavour. This is for sure my new way of making espresso martinis from now on.