As a discerning enthusiast of fine beverages, I recently had the delightful opportunity to try out the Rokz Spirit Infusion Espresso Martini cocktail mixer. Packed with an intense espresso flavor, this premix was a gift that piqued my curiosity about the convenience it offered compared to crafting my own cocktail from scratch. The meticulously curated gift set not only redefines the art of cocktail making but also adds a touch of sophistication to the realm of home bartending.
While I typically enjoy creating my espresso Martini using a simple recipe of Vanilla Vodka, Kahlua, and Cold Brew, there are times when I seek the ease of a premade mix. Before delving into my review, here’s a quick rundown of my homemade recipe: equal parts Vanilla Vodka, Kahlua, and Cold Brew (usually 2 oz each), shaken over ice and poured into a martini glass. If Vanilla Vodka is unavailable, regular vodka works well, and a teaspoon of Vanilla extract can be used as an alternative. Additionally, I make my cold brew, but store-bought options are readily available.
Now, onto the Rokz Spirit Infusion Espresso Martini review. The velvety texture of the mixer added a delightful contrast to the robust espresso notes and subtle sweetness of the coffee liqueur. It achieved a harmonious balance of flavors that was both indulgent and satisfying, showcasing a commitment to quality that sets Rokz Spirit Infusion apart in the world of cocktail mixers.
The premix bottle contained dry ingredients, including instant coffee, coffee beans, sugar, and Kahlua flavors. To prepare, you simply pour 700ml of your preferred Vodka directly into the bottle and let it sit on the counter for 48 hours, allowing the ingredients to marinate. While this requires some patience, it’s a downside for those seeking an immediate Martini experience.
After a 24-hour wait, the mix appeared well-blended, so I refrigerated it for the remaining 24 hours, enabling me to enjoy it immediately after the full 48 hours. Alternatively, shaking with ice can expedite the process. The taste revealed a robust espresso flavor, though some may find the vodka’s strength a con – or a pro, depending on personal preference. I used quality Tito’s vodka, yet the potency was noticeable. Adding a bit of extra cold brew mitigated this, resulting in a delicious concoction comparable to my homemade recipe.
What truly distinguishes the Rokz Spirit Infusion Espresso Martini Mixer is the overall experience it offers. The set encourages exploration of flavors, the joy of crafting a sophisticated cocktail at home, and an invitation to savor the moment with friends. It transforms the ordinary into something extraordinary.
In conclusion, the Rokz Spirit Infusion Espresso Martini Mixer is a luxurious indulgence that lives up to its promise of excellence. Whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or a casual cocktail enthusiast, this set is a must-have for your home bar. Treat yourself or surprise someone special with the gift of elevated cocktail craftsmanship – Rokz has truly mastered the art of the Espresso Martini.