10 Ways To Add More Spunk to Your Espresso

10 Ways To Add More Spunk to Your Espresso

Espresso is a heavenly substance for countless morning lovers around the world, but if you have been drinking it for years now, you might be wondering, “Is there any way to spice things up?” If this sounds familiar, then you are in luck. Since the introduction of Espresso giants like Starbucks has spread across the plants, people have found an increasing number of ways to get more creative with their caffeinated beverages.

Whether you are looking to add some character to your espresso in the morning or you are trying to invent a new evening pick-me-up with a different kind of buzz, you are sure to find an interesting way to make your espresso experiences more lively. Without further ado, check out these 10 ways to add more spunk to your espresso. 

1. Add Vodka

Maybe you want to add vodka to your espresso beans so you can mellow out your morning or perhaps you are trying to wake up your evening. Either way, an espresso martini may be just the trick.

2. Add Milk

If you would rather keep things simple and stick with the basics, just throw in some steamed milk and either call it a cappuccino or a latte depending on how you treat it. Just be careful. No one wants to sip churned milk. 

3. Add Water

To calm things down a little bit, you may want to throw some water on it. Commonly known around coffee joints as an Americano, this is a solid way to reduce the espresso taste while still waking up a bit.

4. Add Lemon

To be one with the crowd, lemon is another common addition to think about throwing into to your morning cup of espresso. By adding a touch of zing, it will give your espresso a refreshing scent.

5. Add Mint

Whether you are trying to be seasonal for Christmas or St. Patrick’s Day, or you simply want to ask some pleasant joy to your wake-up call, a hint of mint can be the perfect addition.

6. Add Energy Drinks

Maybe you have not thought about it, but what about pouring in some of your Red Bull or Monster? Believe it or not, it can be pretty tasty. Just think of it as a super-charged caffeinated supernova. 

7. Add Salt

Another simple but powerful addition is a bit of what is in one of your tabletop shakers: regular salt. Consider, for example, how pleasant salted caramel tastes and smells. Salted espresso is equally pleasing. 

8. Add Chocolate

If this article has not moved you to go make one of these recipes in your kitchen yet, just wait for this one. Imagine dark chocolate blended into a swirl of delicious creamy milk, sugar, vanilla and espresso. That is what you will get with chocolate espresso cups.

9. Add Ice Cream

To experience Heaven, simply combine espresso and vanilla ice cream. Quite simply, that is all there is to it. You can thank this article later. For now, just go enjoy. (Remember a spoon!)

10. Add Coffee

On the flip side of the Americano is the Red Eye. With this espresso concoction, you add your espresso shot to a cup of coffee. This can be a simple, quick and effective pick-me-up on those extra exhausting days or nights. 

Although espresso is already an incredible addition to the earth, there are unlimited ways to still make it better. While these are some of the most common variations, do not let this list limit you. Instead, use it for inspiration as you think about all of the unique combinations that you might try with your espresso beans and whatever various ingredients that you might have lying around your kitchen.

Christie Lewis
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