In Season 2, Episode 21 — TOW the Bullies — Ross and Chandler are bullied right out of Central Perk — and forced to drink powdered cappuccino. Or, more accurately, Kappuccino (with a K). This inspired us to create our very own Kappuccino martini, using a 21st-century version of powdered coffee beverages — a Starbucks at-home latte.
We utilized the Starbucks Vanilla Caffè Latte, which are K-cups of coffee paired with a packet containing powdered milk, sugar, and other latte flavorings. Since we were recording in the evening and didn’t want to be caffeinated all night long, we swapped the K-cup for a decaf variety.
We brewed the coffee and (sort of) mixed it with the dairy packet (listen to the episode to learn how that turned out) and chilled it. Then we added in some vodka and amaretto to kick it up a nutty notch. We’re thinking Central Perk needs to roll these out from happy hour until close.
4 ounces prepared Starbucks Vanilla Caffè Latte, chilled
2 ounces vodka
2 ounces amaretto liqueur
Shake everything in a cocktail shaker and pour into martini glasses.