August 1, 2011

Summer's Pleasures- Caffe Shakerato

Shake - shake - shake

Love the sound of cocktail shakers and in summer I give my local barista's a workout.
Italians are not big into ice.... but, one specialty of summer I adore is the Italian iced coffee.

They take a hot shot of expresso and pour it over a shaker full of ice cubes.
You can get it sweetened ( usually with some simple syrup) or not.

They give it  several hard shakes--- and voila'.

Try serving this with some Baileys and perhaps a shot of vodka for a cool summer cocktail.

When I went to my local bar in Certaldo, instead of ice, he used vanilla gelato.



  1. Why oh why does everything look and sound 100 times better when done in Italy than anywhere else in the world? I need to move there!
    Thanks for sharing...

  2. My American iced coffee never looked so welcoming!

  3. Looks refreshing))) cheers))

  4. I do love the sound of cocktail shakers and also to drink cocktail shakers and I think I will get one of those, thanks for the suggestion!

  5. very tasty), my favorite coffee)