Caramel Frappes and Espresso Martinis Recipe

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The weekend is usually a time to kick back and relax, but, if you're like me, it's also a perfect opportunity to experiment with some new recipes! As the dog days of summer close in, cool off with a refreshing caramel frappe, or liven up your nights this weekend with an espresso martini!

Caramel Frappe

You can find frappes almost everywhere these days, but nothing beats the comfort of your own kitchen. 



  • 2 Cups of Ice

  • 1 Shot of Chilled Espresso

  • 2/3 of a Cup of Milk

  • ¼ of a Cup of Ghirardelli Creamy Caramel Sauce

  • 2 tbsp. Of Sugar

  • Whipped Cream


Combine your ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Top with a swirl of whipped cream, and drizzle with caramel for an icy treat to beat the heat!

Espresso Martini

Our next recipe comes from Whole Latte Love's very own Dan Moraldo. Coffee really does mix well with just about anything, so a martini is an excellent choice! 



  • 1.5 oz of Chilled Espresso

  • 1.5 oz of Stolichnaya Coffee Vodka

  • 1 oz of Godiva Mocha Liqueur

  • 3 Coffee Beans

  • Ice


When you make this drink, you're going to want to do a few things ahead of time:

  • First brew your coffee and chill it. Using freshly brewed espresso will melt your ice and dilute your drink.

  • For further temperature stability, chill your martini glass as well, sticking it in the fridge or the freezer will do just fine.

Combine the espresso, vodka, and liqueur with the ice and shake vigorously. When they're fully mixed, strain into your chilled glass. As a finishing touch, add three coffee beans (one for health, one for wealth, and one for happiness) and enjoy!


Nick B

Hi everyone, I'm Nick! I work in the marketing department here at Whole Latte Love. While you may already know me from my blogs, I'm also responsible for a number of the product overviews found on our website. I work to find new and exciting products to add to our site so I have a good deal of hands on experience with the items we carry. In the last few years I've developed a keen interest in specialty coffee and practice my pour-over and siphon brewing techniques on a regular basis.

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One cup of expresso? What is that, about 12 shots?
Hi David, thank you for pointing this out to me. The recipe should read 1 shot of espresso not 1 cup. According to the Golden Rule, one shot should be 1 to 1.5 fluid ounces of water pulled through 7 grams of coffee depending on your tastes. I'll be modifying my original post, and I apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
I accidentally deleted this recipe on Pinterest. I love this receipe, can you repin it please? Thanks.
Hi Geina, we re-pinned this recipe under the recipes section on our Pinterest for you!