The Shakerato


Italy's response to the iced coffee is the Shakerato. A popular drink for refreshment in many places! If you order a Shakerato at the bar in Italy, pay attention to the pronunciation: the first A is not used as in English "a" but is actually pronounced "a"!

Caffè Shakerato preparation
Caffè  Shakerato preparation

Preparation of the Shakerato

The preparation is very simple, all you need is:

A shaker, ice cubes, fine sugar or syrup and a double espresso

  1. Cool the shaker in the freezer compartment
  2. Fill the Shaker with ice cubes
  3. Prepare a double espresso (50-60ml)
  4. Fill the espresso in the Shaker
  5. Add 1-2 teaspoons of sugar or syrup
  6. Close the shaker, shake vigorously (15-30sek. to get the crema)
  7. Open the Shaker and pour the espresso into a cocktail glass. Use a sieve to hold the ice cubes back.

Enjoy your Shakerato!

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