Truffle season has arrived (go see our homegirl, The Prosecco Queen, at the Truffle Melbourne Festival this weekend where her Van di Vino will be slinging Truffled Spritzes and Truffled Bloody Marys). Some people “get” the fuss over truffles. Some don’t. As avowed professional gluttons we’re in the former camp. And so is Stokehouse‘s inventively named bar, Stokebar. Stokebar’s Cornelis Ribbe has kindly shared the recipe to his luxurious whisky-spiked truffle cocktail.
– Truffled Martini –
– Ingredients –
30ml scotch (Stokebar uses Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Espresso Roast Blended Scotch Whisky)
20ml amaro (they use Nonina Amaro Digestif Liqueur)
10ml coffee liqueur (they use Kahlua)
40ml fresh espresso
10ml truffle and vanilla sugar syrup (see note)
– Method –
Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker. Dry shake (meaning shake with no ice). Pour into a large coupe glass. Stokebar garnishes their cocktail with a sprinkle of truffled chocolates. But if you can’t find those, simply use the merest hint of finely grated truffle and as much grated dark chocolate as you like.
Truffle and Vanilla Sugar Syrup
Stokebar sources their syrup from Stonebarns. But you can make your own by infusing a split vanilla bean and a little shaved truffle into a standard simple syrup to taste, then straining. This would also be excellent on pancakes.
Have Stokebar to make you a truffled martini at Stokehouse, 30 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda.
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