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Try This: The Palmetto Hotel Lobby Bar’s recipe for The Reveler

The Reveler combines local espresso, aged rum, amaro, and cacao.

The photo shows a coupe glass filled with an espresso martini.

When trying this recipe on your own, freshly brewed espresso is key.

Photo by KB McCabe

Sip sip hooray, the Espresso Martini is here to stay. The cocktail has climbed in popularity over the years, and a few months ago you all flooded our social feeds and inbox with the best places to grab the drink in the 843.

Now, we’re taking a look at how you can make it yourself. The Palmetto Hotel Lobby Bar’s version is dubbed “The Reveler.” It combines local espresso, aged rum, amaro, and cacao, and you can opt for a dulce de leche foam topping. Yum.

Bar manager Lindsey Armstrong is sharing her tips for you DIY-ers.

  • Use a freshly brewed, quality espresso
  • Too much alcohol can ruin the drink
  • Shake the drink for more than 20 seconds, or else you won’t achieve the velvety texture

While the actual dulce de leche foam recipe is secret, here’s how to get pretty close.

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 teaspoons powdered sugar
  • 2 ounces caramel syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Add all ingredients to a cup and aerate with a frother until soft peaks form. Then top your favorite espresso martini recipe.
Pro tip: Sip in style with this set of ribbed coupe glasses.