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Frappuccino
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4.5 / 5
The Frappuccino cocktail is a simple, caffeinated alcoholic drink that merges the rich, bold flavors of coffee with the smooth, potent essence of vodka. Served in a highball glass, this ... more The Frappuccino cocktail is a simple, caffeinated alcoholic drink that merges the rich, bold flavors of coffee with the smooth, potent essence of vodka. Served in a highball glass, this cocktail offers a straightforward twist on coffee cocktails, providing an iced, refreshing beverage that's ideal for coffee lovers seeking a spirited kick. Its flavor profile is a balance of the deep, roasted notes of coffee and the clean, crisp taste of vodka, making it a favorite for those who appreciate the invigorating combination of caffeine and alcohol in their drink.
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21.82% | 4.8 units *

Highball glass

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Frappuccino cocktail is a minimalist yet bold choice, blending the robustness of coffee with the stark clarity of vodka, a dynamic tailor-made for coffee aficionados who enjoy a spirited punch. The sheer simplicity of its two components allows the natural bitterness of the coffee and the smooth, neutral spirit of vodka to interact gracefully, creating a refreshing yet potent drink for those keen on a straightforward, caffeinated cocktail experience.

Method
How to make a Frappuccino

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the cold coffee and the vodka to a cocktail shaker with ice
Strain into a highball glass over ice and serve
~ The one shown in the picture has chocolate sauce drizzled to the bottom and whipped cream on top - both optional to the classic Frappuccino. ~

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FAQ's

FAQ

What makes the Frappuccino cocktail different from a traditional Frappuccino?

The Frappuccino cocktail is different from a traditional Frappuccino primarily because it includes alcohol, specifically vodka, making it an alcoholic beverage. Traditional Frappuccinos, popularized by coffee shops like Starbucks, are blended, iced coffee drinks that do not contain alcohol. The cocktail version focuses on combining the rich taste of coffee with vodka, served cold and neither blended nor with added ice cream or milk, which are common in many commercial Frappuccino recipes.

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Can I modify the Frappuccino cocktail to be sweeter or creamier?

Yes, you can modify the Frappuccino cocktail to adjust its sweetness or creaminess according to your preference. To make it sweeter, consider adding a tablespoon of simple syrup, flavored syrup (such as vanilla, caramel, or hazelnut), or a pinch of sugar. For a creamier texture, you can add a splash of cream, milk, or a milk substitute. Start with small amounts and adjust to taste, keeping in mind that these additions will alter the original alcohol content and total volume of the cocktail.

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What is the best time to serve the Frappuccino cocktail?

The best time to serve the Frappuccino cocktail is typically after dinner or during late afternoon gatherings as a sophisticated coffee-flavored digestif or pick-me-up. Its rich coffee flavor and alcoholic content make it an excellent choice for end-of-meal occasions or as part of a relaxing social event, particularly for those who appreciate coffee-centric beverages.

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Can I use a different type of coffee in the Frappuccino cocktail?

Absolutely, you can use different types of coffee in the Frappuccino cocktail to suit your taste or to experiment with flavors. Whether you prefer a strong espresso, a medium roast drip coffee, or even a cold brew concentrate, each type of coffee will bring its unique flavor profile to the cocktail. Be mindful of the coffee's strength and how it might affect the overall balance with the vodka.

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How do I achieve the perfect cold temperature for serving the Frappuccino cocktail?

To achieve the perfect cold temperature for serving the Frappuccino cocktail, ensure that both the vodka and coffee are chilled beforehand. You can shake the mixture with ice in a cocktail shaker to quickly chill it without diluting it too much, then strain it into the serving glass. For an extra chill, you can also freeze your highball glass for about 20 minutes before serving. Avoid adding ice directly to the cocktail to maintain the intended flavor concentration.

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