February 14, 2022
Looking for a shakerato recipe? Traditionally, this Italian drink only involves espresso, ice cubes and a non-alcoholic syrup. However, the addition of Irish whiskey can turn it into a delicious cocktail to enjoy after dinner or with friends.
As well as this boozy twist, we have another special secret to share with you: using Irish Whiskey infused coffee to brew your espresso shot. Oh yeah.
Our exclusive shakerato recipe makes one cocktail, but be prepared to double or multiply the doses when you realize how incredible it is and you’ll have to prepare it for all of your friends.
1. Brew a large shot of cold brew concentrate
For the best results, you need a strong shot of espresso and you need it to be cold, not traditional black coffee nor the usual hot temperatures. We recommend prepping ahead by brewing a cold brew concentrate, letting it sit in the fridge overnight, and straining it the following day.
Do you want a shakerato today or as soon as possible? Then go ahead and brew a large espresso shot (just for this time!), but leave it in the fridge for a few minutes before proceeding with the rest of this shakerato recipe.
No espresso machine? Relax. Here are some alternative ways to make espresso without it.
Whatever you decide to do, aim for 1.5 oz and make sure you use our Irish Whiskey Infused Coffee to double up on the flavor of your Irish whiskey shot.
Grab a cocktail shaker or anything else that you can use as a replacement without ending up spreading its content onto your kitchen walls.
Add 1.5 oz of heavy cream, 0.5 oz of brown sugar syrup and 2 whopping oz of Irish Whiskey. For a balanced result, add a sprinkle of salt (trust us).
Now give us your best barman-style show and shake it ‘til you make it.
When it looks thick and frothy, chuck a few ice cubes into a glass and pour your cocktail on top of them slowly.
To impress your guests even more, don’t forget to add a couple of coffee beans on top: if you’ve shaken it long enough to thicken it up, they won’t sink.
Our exclusive Irish Whiskey infused coffee isn’t just perfect for the best shakerato recipe: it’s a delicious treat on its own, too!
A bit worried at the thought of drinking whiskey first thing in the morning? That’s wise! But, luckily for your breakfast, our proprietary method allows us to retain all the distinctive flavors of Irish Whiskey… with none of the alcohol.
The result is a perfectly balanced brew that combines the strong taste of coffee and the characteristic sweet nuances of Irish whiskey.
Grab yourself a bag of grounds or beans, or get them delivered as frequently as it suits your caffeinated habits. Why not make the most of them with our Very Very Irish Coffee, Affogato or Cold Fashioned recipes, too?
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