National Coffee Day
Happy National Coffee Day! Our friends at Lavazza have a fun coffee cocktail that is simple, delicious and great to share with friends and family. Enjoy responsibly!
Lavazza Mocha Martini
Created by Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos, stars of Cooking Channel’s show Extra Virgin
Yields: 2 servings
4 ounces quality dark chocolate, finely chopped
½ cup freshly-brewed Lavazza Gran Aroma
2 ounces Brandy (or Grappa or Rum)
2 ounces heavy whipping cream
Make the coffee ganache by putting the chocolate in a small, heat-proof bowl. Add the coffee and allow the coffee to steep for two minutes before whisking until smooth. Allow the ganache to cool for 20-30 minutes. (The ganache can be made in advance and gently warmed when ready to use.)
Pour half the ganache (approximately a half cup) into the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the brandy, swirl to combine. Add the heavy cream, swirl to combine.
Add one cup of ice and shake vigorously, until the beverage is ice cold. Strain into a martini or cocktail cup.