Trying to keep up here a little so, like adventuring, a little something is better than nothing at all. A peek around a corner, an undiscovered treasure, or simply that room you’ve walked by dozens of times and never bothered to peek in. And the latter is what this is for me. I have an espresso machine. I have ice. I know what cafe Americano is (espresso + hot water so it is the same volume as a “cuppa”). But I have never, until recently, made this … exquisite power drink of chilling.
What I didn’t know is that this can be done wrong. You can either have something very tasty and chilled, or something bitter, vile, cold, and perhaps mistaken for that jar of dragon urine you keep around for disintegrating trespassers.
After no experimentation, and some reading, here is what happily hit on the first time. Fill the intended glass with ice (typically a pint glass) and then empty that ice into a Pyrex measuring cup. Brew the espresso, typically a double (i.e., doppio). Place a metal spoon into the measuring cup and slowly pour the espresso over the ice. The hot espresso will melt some of the ice yielding cafe americano. The remainder of the ice compliments what is now an iced cafe americano.
Drink. Enjoy. Feel teh powah. Roll save vs. caffeine rush. Failure results in 1d10 turns spent talking like Cornholio.