Treat Yourself! Caramel Frappes and Espresso Martinis

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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!

You can find frappes almost everywhere these days, but nothing beats the comfort of your own kitchen. For the Caramel Frappe you're going to need:

Carmel Frappe!
  • 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!

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! For the Espresso Martini you're going to need:

Espresso Martini
  • 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!

Categories Coffee and Espresso

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dmorrown over 1 year ago

One cup of expresso? What is that, about 12 shots?

Nick B over 1 year ago

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.

Geina over 1 year ago

I accidentally deleted this recipe on Pinterest. I love this receipe, can you repin it please? Thanks.

Nick B over 1 year ago

Hi Geina, we re-pinned this recipe under the recipes section on our Pinterest for you!