The name is a mouthful but with something this delicious that is not a problem. The Messina Dulce De Leche Espresso Martini – Mini poach from Cocktail Porter x Messina contains everything you need to make 6 delicious cocktails and master the bartending skills at home.
As the name suggests this is a twist on the traditional Espresso Martini, with a rich hazelnut spread and coconut rim to top It off, this can substitute for dessert.
The small kit costs $85 and will make 6 cocktails – you just need to supply measuring equipment, a shaker and chilled (frosted) martini glasses. A good investment for any prospective home bartender.
You can get an up-weighted kit that will make three times the amount for $145.
Our verdict: Really usable and utterly delicious. The cocktail needs to be shaken hard to get the maximum frothy top – and this is explained clearly in the instructions. Everything else I could do without too much thinking – it’s literally like following IKEA instructions. I was particularly impressed with the attention to detail on the garnishes and the ingredients in the cocktail.