Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Double Dutch Martini
2 ounces Van Gogh Double Espresso
1 ounce Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate
3/4 ounce chocolate liqueur
Splash of cream
Fill shaker with ice, and add vodkas, chocolate liqueur and a splash of cream. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
Shots can be dangerous, so I try to be cautious when imbibing in that way. But there is one liquor that has seemed to get the best of me lately: Van Gogh Espresso Vodka. Served chilled, it’s just too easy to enjoy. In thinking about this — and how to scale back my consumption of straight Espresso Vodka — I was perusing the Van Gogh website and stumbled across dozens of recipes. A few featuring the espresso line caught my eye, many of which are a twist on your basic chocolate or espresso martini. A few that I’ll be trying: Double Dutch Martini, Double Dutch Colada (think espresso-laced Pina Colada), Cara Mia (caramel and chocolate) — the list goes on and on. And, of course, if these don’t satisfy my craving, I can always go back to the classic chilled shot.
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