What is Caffè Corretto
Caffè Corretto (Espresso Corretto) is basically a shot of espresso or ristretto coffee with added liquor, usually grappa, but any other spirit as sambuca, cognac or brandy is a good alternative.
The word ‘corretto’ is italian equivalent to ‘corrected’. Serving corretto is perfect after a meal or during colder days.
Similar drink with Spanish origin is called Carajillo.
How to make Corretto
- Use medium roast bean espresso selection.
- Finely ground the beans, but avoid getting powdery texture of the bean.
- Make an espresso in your espresso machine and make sure the crema covers the top of the prepared coffee.
- Make sure the liquor you wish to use has room-temperature and add a splash into the cup.
- The liquor shouldn’t overcome the taste of coffee and contrary.