Shakerato is the very Italian word...
for a cold coffee shake. Some Italian bars pour it into a chilled martini glass or champagne glass. It is so very refreshing as the summer heat begins and intensifies through untill September here in Italy. I prefer mine "senza zucchero" without sugar which will make a little less creamy drink but just as good. If you have a martini shaker you can make it at home as well.
Brew your espresso and let it cool for a couple minutes then add alot of ice to your shaker, pour in the coffee and sugar syrup as desired, then cover and shake vigorously for a 2/3 minutes. Pour into a chilled glass and enjoy the creamy smooth ice cold coffee. Your can add flavoured sugar syrups as well... caramel, chocolate, cinnamon.
Elegant, cool and uplifting in the summer heat.