Now that the hot days of summer are here, your steaming espresso drink might not seem as appealing. There’s no need to go without your daily shot of happiness. Try one of these delicious, refreshingly cold espresso drinks.
This recipe makes the best iced espresso I’ve ever tasted. You can substitute almond or hazelnut extract for a slightly different taste.
- 8 ounces espresso
- 4 ounces heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups ice
Blend all ingredients in a blender until creamy.
Iced Espresso Frappe
The pudding mix adds a creamy texture to this basic espresso drink. You can also serve it hot on cooler days.
- 3 ounces hot espresso
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups milk
- 1 tablespoons of vanilla or chocolate pudding mix
Add sugar to hot espresso and mix until sugar dissolves. Cool. Add milk and pudding mix. Stir well. Serve over ice.
Iced Caramel Mocha
I think this recipe is even more delicious than Starbucks’ recipe. If you don’t have caramel syrup, you can make the drink with chocolate syrup only; use 1-1/2 ounce.
- 1/2 ounce caramel syrup
- 1 ounce chocolate syrup
- 6 ounces milk
- 2 shots espresso
Combine all ingredients and serve over ice.
Mock Espresso Stout
Coffee and beer are becoming a popular combination. This recipe uses espresso for a richer taste. Feel free to adjust the proportions of coffee to espresso to your own liking. It’s important you use a high-quality stout; check out a microbrew beer club for interesting varieties.
- 6 ounces cold stout beer
- 3 ounces cold espresso
- 1/2 teaspoon heavy whipping cream
Pour ingredients into a highball glass. Mix well.
If you never had a coffee martini, this Espresso Martini recipe will blow your mind!
- 1-1/2 ounce vodka
- 3/4 ounce Kahlua
- 1/4 ounce creme de cacao
- 1 ounce cold espresso
- 1 cup ice
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Strain and pour into a martini glass.
Chocolate Espresso Cocktail
This recipe calls for a great many different kinds of liqueur, but it’s worth it. Try serving it at the end of a hot afternoon for a quick pick-me-up and calm-me-down.
- 1/2 ounce cold espresso
- 1/4 ounce vanilla-flavored vodka
- 1/4 ounce Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur
- 1/4 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream
- 1/4 ounce Amaretto Almond Liqueur
- 1/4 ounce Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
- 1/4 ounce Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Strain and pour into a highball glass.
Many of these drinks are best served in an espresso glass.