The word macchiato translates from the Italian to "spotted" or "stained". Traditionally, an espresso macchiato is an afternoon treat composed of one shot of espresso spotted with a dash of frothed milk. The latte macchiato, on the other hand, is composed of a glass approximately 1/3 - 2/3 filled with milk, and marked, or stained, with espresso. The espresso is slowly poured into the milk, literally creating a “spot” in the center of the glass. The additional blending of flavors and the advent of the iced macchiato became popularized in the 1990s. Here is my version of the iced caramel macchiato. Enjoy!
A caramel flavored kiss on a cool Valentine's Day is the inspiration behind today's cocktail. Grab your honey, give the shaker a shake, and see how the night unfolds! Directions 1) Rim a martini glass with salted caramel sauce (*see recipe below). Roll the edge slowly over the plated sauce and set aside. 2) In... Continue Reading →