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.

LOVE IT

5 comments:

  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...

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  2. My American iced coffee never looked so welcoming!

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  3. Looks refreshing))) cheers))

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  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!

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  5. very tasty), my favorite coffee)

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