Updated: Dec 24, 2020
Behold, a dystopian reality where Starbucks makes alcoholic drinks (except it’s called Barstucks or something). Every day they have a queue going around the block for the most basic of alcoholic drinks on the menu.
I'd like to think it would be this Frappuccini.
I can't say that this recipe is an original idea. I'm sure many people thought about adding ice to an ordinary espresso martini and blending it. But it's fun, it's refreshing, and who would like one?
Without further ado, let's meet tonight's guests!
I am linking the products I've used to my ingredients list in case you're interested, but this does not mean you have to use the same! You do you!
Coffee (1 oz) of your coffee of choice. Mine was decaf because I'm weak. Sorry.
Kahlúa (3/4 oz) For the love of all things good and drinkable, DON'T use sugar on top of this. This liqueur is more than sweet enough. I followed a recipe that called for sugar syrup in addition, and...just no. Don't do it.
Vodka! (1 1/2 oz )
Ice (7 cubes to be precise).
And now, the weapons of choice.
A Martini glass. Or a Starbucks cup.
Well, the official product name is "Long Food Tong 10-inches Straight Tweezers Tongs with Precision Serrated Tips - Premium" but I think I'm just going to call them Food Tweezers. These are for placing the decorative garnishes at the end. I tried enough times with my hands but it has proved to be impossible. Also, it looks cooler with 'food tweezers'.
Coffee beans for decoration. They're significantly lighter than Rococo's chocolate coffee beans and therefore don't sink to form a small chocolate pile at the bottom of the glass (past mistakes), but not half as delicious.
This item didn't make it into the photo-shoot because it's a massive-ass blender. You need something that's really going to crush those ice cubes.
Now let's make this drink!
1. Chuck your 7 ice cubes into the blender (keep the thing switched off for now because no-one wants a finger tip in their martini).
2. Add your 1oz of coffee, 1 1/2 oz of vodka, and 3/4 oz of Kahlúa.
3. Put THE LID ON YOUR BLENDER and plug your ears. It gets loud.
4. Blend that Frappuccini up! Aim to have all of the ice crushed to make the drink a thick consistency with no big chunks.
5. Pour the drink into your waiting Martini glass. (Not going to lie, when I first saw the consistency and colour, it reminded me of that Austin Powers "this coffee tastes like shit!" "It is shit Austin!" scene. *shudders*) Regardless, this coffee does not taste like shit. The drink tends to separate, leaving the ice at the top, so do give it a good stir before drinking!
6. Add your garnishes (or leave as is). I popped a paper straw in to give it more of a 'frappuccino' vibe.
7. Enjoy, and don't get brain freeze!
Thank you for reading my blog post! Please leave a like or comment if you feel like it, I’d really appreciate it ❤️. Remember: you don't have to drink if you don't want to!