One of my favorite espresso drinks is one that you cannot find everywhere.
It is perfect for fall and spring
(those in between weather seasons)
because it is a warm drink served cooler than most.
It is a cortado.
Cortado means "cut" in Spanish.
So in essence, the drink is espresso "cut" with milk.
The drink is hard to come by,
but my favorite local shop, The Coffee Ethic, let me invade their space so I could write about one of my favorite drinks right now.
The drink is comes in a 4 oz. shot glass with two shots of espresso and steamed milk.
The milk is steamed a little cooler than a macchiato
but with the consistency of milk in a latte.
This basically means that it is thinner or has less foam
but served at a low temp.
I LOVE cortados!
They are beautiful, Spanish and yummy,
and they are perfect for those days when you cannot decide between hot and iced coffee.
I highly recommend them.
(especially from The Coffee Ethic)
All photos were taken by me, and the drink was made by Mallory McWilliams, Barista at The Coffee Ethic.