Oh, yes. Coffee is my second true love, my singular vice and one of the greatest pleasures to be indulged in. Consider this self care for coffeephiles.
Makes 2 cups
1 litre (4 cups) cold water
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup vanilla syrup (You know, the kind you put in coffee)
3 tablespoons instant espresso
1/2 cup cold brewed espresso (That’s a double shot)
1 tablespoon high quality vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
Combine water, sugar, vanilla syrup and espresso powder in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then add espresso. Turn the heat down low and let simmer until the mixture has reduced by half, about 2 hours. Take off heat, let cool a bit and add vanilla extract and sea salt, whisking to make sure it is incorporated.
Use as is in coffee, over ice cream, by the spoonful…
Or stay tuned for an espresso liqueur that will make you laugh with delight and that even I could drink a sip of (I don’t know the last time I finished a drink or really even started the one that was made for me).