Now, why are warm cocktails often difficult to get right? Well, it's all about balance, isn't it? You see when you warm up a cocktail, some of the delicate flavours can get lost in the process. It's like trying to cook a snag without burning it to a crisp. It takes finesse and patience, my friends.
But don't you worry, because we've got a little secret for you. When you're looking to make a warm cocktail, keep an eye out for flavours that truly shine when they're warmed up.
So, how do we find flavours that are absolutely ripper when warmed up? Well, let's start by saying that not all flavours are created equal in the heat. Some ingredients just don't shine when the temperature rises - but others, like coffee, are stonkingly good when heated up.
Now, let's talk about the pinnacle of warm cocktails, the Caffe Australiano. This little beauty falls perfectly within the classic expectation of coffee: hot, creamy, nutty, cozy and delicious. Whether you're a fan of espresso martinis or Irish coffees, coffee always provides a canvas for warm drinks like no other.
I Want to Make a Caffe Australiano
40ml Økar Mocha
20ml Unico Rosa Vermouth,
10ml White Creme de Cacao
7.5ml of Water
Put all of your ingredients in your kettle - that’s right - in your kettle. (Or you can put these in your microwave for 30 seconds in a pinch)
Once hot, pour into a warmed martini glass and garnish with some whipped vanilla cream, or if you’re feeling fancy you can use tonka bean and whip it using nitrogen.