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Vietnamese Frappé Martini

Updated: Jun 18, 2022

@vincehomemade is responsible for this recipe and I don't think I can ever look at a typical espresso or coffee martini again. Lol! He was throwing some ideas after he saw my previous Vietnamese Iced Coffee recipe. I was intrigued by this one in particular.

So here we are. I used the same coffee ice cubes method, only this time, it is used to shake the cocktail. I didn't add any condensed milk as coffee liqueur is used. You can add if desired. I just find it a bit too sweet and overpowering, in my humble opinion. Anyway, I know it is like 8 in the morning, but who is judging? Cheers!



Inspired by @vincehomemade

(Serve 1, sadly)

  • Freshly Brewed Coffee, 2 Servings

  • Ice Cubes

  • Coffee Granules, 8g + More For Garnishing

  • Boiling Water, For Coffee

  • Coffee Liqueur, 1 oz

  • Vodka, 1 oz



  • Vietnamese Coffee Dripper

  • Ice Cube Tray

  • Martini Glassware

  • Cocktail Shaker



  1. Pour freshly brewed coffee into an ice cube tray.

  2. *You can use a normal coffee maker or a moka pot to brew your coffee.*

  3. Freeze in the freezer until frozen solid.

  4. When about to serve add some normal ice cubes into martini glassware to keep it chilled.

  5. Place the spanner onto a serving cup.

  6. Followed by the chamber.

  7. Add coffee granules into the chamber.

  8. Give it a light shake to even out.

  9. Place the insert on top of the coffee.

  10. Pack it down tightly.

  11. *If your insert is the screw-on type, screw it down tightly and release it just a bit.*

  12. Add 1 to 2 TBSP of boiling water into the chamber.

  13. *Water has to be boiling.*

  14. Let it sit for 30 secs.

  15. Pour boiling water into the chamber in a circular motion.

  16. Fill it up just below the brim.

  17. Place on the cap and watch it drip.

  18. Once the dripping stop, remove the cap and place it upside down on a table.

  19. Remove the dripper and place it onto the cap.

  20. *You can find out more about the Vietnamese dripper parts here.*

  21. Add the frozen coffee ice cubes into a cocktail shaker, followed by the Vietnamese coffee.

  22. Add in the coffee liqueur and vodka.

  23. Slam the lid tightly and shake until well combined and foamy.

  24. Discard the ice cubes from the glassware and strain the martini into the glassware.

  25. Garnish with some more coffee granules.

  26. Cheers!



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