The best jelly shot inspiration often comes from out of the blue. Last fall, in connection with my day job in consulting, I had a series of meetings with a really nice London attorney, Mr. F.
After hours spent poring over documents, we broke for lunch. I am incredibly nosy and love to meet new people, and if possible, find a way to ask them about favorite cocktail. It is can be interesting, particularly when the perception contrasts with said cocktail choice – the linebacker with a penchant for floofy girly drinks, say, or the sweet librarian ordering a Disco Ball Inferno.
Mr. F., however, was right on target. Mr. F.'s favorite cocktail is the Espresso Martini, and his rationale made perfect sense. Long hours in the office and a social nature can be contradictory, and ordering a Vodka Red Bull is not always venue appropriate.
Recipe: Espresso Martini Jelly Shots
An Espresso Martini is most importantly delicious, and as a secondary consideration, the cocktail is coffee-based, and therefore caffeinated - very important if one is running on empty by nightfall. Quite an efficient libation!
There are many recipes for the Espresso Martini Cocktail. Some “black”, and some with Bailey's or cream added. As you can see, we like a little variety . . .
Also, because the coffee/espresso is the star of the show in this jelly shot - make sure to brew up some of the good stuff!
Thanks to Mr. F. for the jelly shot inspiration!
Michelle Palm created the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen blog after discovering a lack of cocktail-style jelly shot recipes.