Back to Italy!
Kamea and I had to make an impromptu trip back to Italy, from our time in Bansko, Bulgaria, to work on our dual citizenship stuff.
However, it’s friggin’ hot in Italy right now.
Like 100 degrees F. And humid. And no air conditioning.
Most places and homes don’t have air conditioning because I don’t think this intense heat is normal.
Basically, we’re hot as f-ck 🥵 here.
But, I’m in Italy, and somehow that makes it seem less hot? It’s still La Dolce Vita.
You know something else that makes the heat more tolerable though?
Caffe Shakerato! Classic italian iced espresso.
This refreshing drink of espresso is the ticket to cooling off in this blistering heat. As my new Italian friend says about the heat, è bruttissimo (it’s very ugly). But with a caffe shakerato in hand, it’s not too bad.
So, Kamea and I have been popping into the few cafes with air conditioning, and cooling ourselves down, each with a caffe shakerato.
The classic recipe calls for a liquid cane sugar which beautifully offsets the bitter espresso. That’s how Kamea likes her caffe shakerato – decaf, too. I typically get mine senza zucchero (without sugar). The espresso is freshly brewed and then shaken with ice (and sugar, if that’s your jam). Strained into a glass. Enjoyed.
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