If an Espresso
Martini is your go-to bar cocktail, you are in for a treat with Fifth
State Distillery's Master Distiller Rob Schulten's latest creation, a ready-to-drink
Fifth State Espresso Martini made with Rum. It's as easy as pouring 3.5 ounces into a shaker, adding ice, then shake
and pour into a chilled martini glass. The 375-ml size makes it perfect to take
along with you wherever you go, to the beach, to an outdoor concert, or simply to
drink at home. With that said, Luxury Experience readers know that we always take
spirits to the next level and created a few cocktails and a culinary recipe to
tempt your palate, and our Luxury Experience - Espresso Martini Chocolate
Tart is sure to become an absolute favorite. Cheers!
Information: Fifth State Distillery Espresso Martini
made with Rum, 30% Alcohol by Volume, 60 proof. Gluten free. Handcrafted in
Notes: "Distilling the spirit of
Connecticut. Three great things come together to make this Espresso Martini
taste GREAT. The right coffee, the right spirit, and the right proportions. We
cold brew 100% Arabica, medium-dark roasted beans that boast an earthy and
fruity aroma for 16 hours. Hints of vanilla, cherry and citrus with the coffee
makes a complex and creamy martini, best served cold or on the rocks. Shake and
Pour. No dairy, refrigerate after opening."
Notes: The color is a rich, deep coffee, with
aromatic notes of coffee, vanilla, and hints of cherry on the nose. On the
palate, it is perfection, with its balanced combination of coffee and rum.
Vegans and dairy-free practitioners will especially appreciate that it is
non-dairy. For the rest of use, adding dairy will create a different, yet very
tasty, version of an Espresso Martini.
Bridget and Robert Schulten
Experience was "In the kitchen and behind the bar®" creating incredibly special
handcrafted cocktails and a dessert recipe to tempt your palate and inspire
your own creations using Fifth State Espresso Martini.
Experience Cocktail and Culinary Menu
Experience - Café L'Orange
Experience - Espresso Expressions
Experience - Espresso Martini Chocolate Tart
While Fifth State Espresso Martini
is ready to drink as is, there are many ways you can opt to enjoy it, and by
adding a few simple ingredients you can easily craft your own special cocktail.
Luxury Experience - Café
L'Orange features Fifth State Espresso Martini which we blended with Grand
Marnier, ice cold coffee, and garnished it with an orange peel. Imagine how
fabulous that would be to drink on a warm summer day or evening.
Luxury Experience - Café
Glass Used: Martini Glass
Method: Add ingredients to
a shaker with 3 ice cubes, shake hard to chill, and pour into a chilled Martini
glass. Garnish with a twisted orange peel.
Experience - Espresso Expressions: we love
the idea of pairing cocktails with desserts, which act as a complement and
bring out the flavors of the spirits as well as the culinary elements. We
paired this cocktail with Luxury Experience - Espresso Martini Chocolate
Tart. (See recipe below.)
Luxury Experience - Espresso
Yield: 1 cocktail
Glass Used: Martini Glass
Method for the Coffee Syrup:
Add one half cup of water, one half cup of sugar, and 2-tablespoons of instant
coffee to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil until sugar and coffee are
dissolved. Let syrup cool, then refrigerate until ready to use.
Method for the Rim: You can
either rim the entire Martini glass or just half-rim it. First, add a small
amount of coffee syrup to a saucer and add a small amount of the chocolate
biscuit crumbs to another saucer. Twist the rim of the Martini glass in the
coffee syrup, and then into the chocolate crumbs. Set aside and let dry.
Method for the Cocktail: Add
all ingredients to a shaker filled with 3 ice cubes, shake hard until shaker is
frosty. Pour into rimmed Martini Glass.
The Culinary Recipe
you can't drink your cocktail and eat it too? Not us, for sure! Luxury
Experience - Espresso Martini Chocolate Tarts are easy to make, and easy to
love. Although you can use a larger removeable bottom tart pan, we like to make
smaller tarts for lighter bites for dessert. Serve these on their own, or pair
with Luxury Experience - Espresso Expressions cocktail.
Experience - Espresso Martini Chocolate Tarts
2.5-inch removable bottom mini tart pans
Tart Shell Ingredients:
Chocolate Tea Biscuits (4.2 ounces/119 grams)
Method: Spray removable
bottom tart shells will vegetable spray and set aside. Add biscuits to a food
processor and blend until smooth. Remove 2-tablespoons of the ground biscuits
to use to garnish cocktails.
Add butter to the remaining ground
biscuits and process to create a dough. Spoon dough into the prepared tart
shells and press to smooth out and create the tart shell. Bake at 350 until
tarts are set. Remove to a cooling rack as you prepare the pudding.
Espresso Martini Pudding Ingredients:
the Pudding: Mix the cornstarch, salt, sugar, and
cold milk together and stir to thoroughly combine. In a medium saucepan, scald
the milk and Half & Half, then add the cold milk mixture and 2-ounces of
Fifth State Distillery Espresso Martini and stir to combine. Cook in a double
boiler until pudding is thickened (and bubbles form). Remove from stove, let
cool for a few minutes, then add in the remaining 1 teaspoon of Fifth State
Distillery Espresso Martini and Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters.
the Tarts: Spoon the pudding into the baked tart
shells. Refrigerate for several hours.
time, cheers, it's cocktail time!
Rob and Bridget Schulten, the award-winning Fifth State Distillery located in
Bridgeport, Connecticut has been turning heads with their delectable
gluten-free spirits since they opened in 2016. Made from locally grown
Connecticut non-GMO corn and distilled in small batches, their artisanal
spirits are continuing to win awards with their innovative spirits profiles.
"Made with pride in the great state of Connecticut."
Distillery products include: Gin, Seville Gin, Passion Gin, Madagascar Gin,
5th State Premium Vodka, Ginger Zap Vodka, Simply Celery Vodka, CT
Maple Whiskey, Barrel Strength Whiskey, Limoncello, Chocolate XS, Wonderful
Water, Espresso Martini, and Bee's Knees.
additional information on Fifth State
Distillery, tours, as well as purchasing information, please visit their
Distillery Hours: Monday - Thursday
from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Friday - closed, Saturday from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm,
Read about more
of their exceptional spirits in the Liquor Cabinet section: Fifth State Gin, Fifth State Seville Gin,
Fifth State Passion Gin
and Fifth State Ginger Zap Vodka.
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