The foamy coffee trend has dominated our social media feeds, but we think this new take on the Dalgona will be the next big thing.
Missing your take-away coffee? Then this influencer trend is for you. The smooth and luxurious Korean coffee recipe, which consists of a milk base with a helping of heavenly whipped coffee on top, has been trending in the drinks scene for both its ease to make, and its Instagrammable-ability. What’s more, various #dalgona hashtags now equate to almost half a million hits on Instagram, as more and more of us try our hands at innovative new recipes in the home. Forget sourdough — this is the lockdown recipe to try.
Whilst the original drink is delicious, cocktail and spirit specialist Lucy Morton has created a cocktail to rival the classic expresso martini. The Courvisier Dalgona Martini is the cocktail for quarantine — made with a few simple ingredients, you’ll be feeling energised and indulged in minutes. Best served whilst on the sofa, listening to your favourite music or chatting to friends on a Zoom call.
two tbsp Instant Coffee
2 tbsp Caster Sugar
2 tbsp Hot Water
50ml Courvoisier VSOP
25ml Vanilla/Caramel/Butterscotch syrup OR 12.5 ml Vanilla essence and 12.5ml sugar syrup
Electric or hand whisk
Cocktail shaker or protein shaker
- Whisk the coffee, sugar and water together until light brown and peaks form when removing whisk.
- In cocktail shaker, add the 25ml vanilla/caramel/butterscotch syrup OR 12.5ml Vanilla essence and 12.5ml sugar syrup together with the milk and Courvoisier VSOP.
- Shake with ice, strain into chilled martini glass.
- Spoon over Dalgona mixture and top with coffee or chocolate.
Courvoisier is available to purchase from Tesco and Waitrose. You can find more delicious recipes to try at Platinum.