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Make Your Frozen Espresso Martini Healthier With This Recipe

July 31, 2023

Are you looking for a refreshing and delicious way to cool down during the hot summer months? Change up your usual go-to drink and try this frozen espresso martini! This icy cocktail is perfect for sipping on a hot day, but unfortunately, while the espresso martini is certainly having a moment—and the frozen espresso martini is gaining quite a bit of buzz over on TikTok—it isn’t the healthiest cocktail to have. Espresso martinis can be loaded with cream and added sugar that can pack in calories. But if you’re looking for a lightened version of the traditional viral recipe, we got you!

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How to make your frozen espresso martini healthier

But don’t worry, you can still enjoy this chilled cocktail without sacrificing your health. Here are a few tips to make your drink healthier:

Swap out processed sugars for natural sweeteners

Instead of using granulated sugar or other processed sweeteners, try using honey or agave nectar to add sweetness to your frozen espresso martini. These natural sweeteners are less processed and contain more nutrients than traditional sugar.

Use low-fat or plant-based milk alternatives

Traditional frozen espresso martini recipes typicall call for heavy cream or whole milk, which can add a lot of saturated fat and calories to your drink. Or some recipes even call for coffee creamers, which can be loaded with added sugars. Instead, opt for low-fat or plant-based milk alternatives, such as almond or oat milk. Not only do these options contain less fat and fewer calories, but they also add a delicious nutty flavor to your drink.

With these simple swaps, you can create a healthier and still delicious version of your favorite frozen espresso martini. Here’s a recipe to follow to lighten up the usual go-to.


  • 2 shots of espresso, chilled
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup ice


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a chilled glass and serve immediately.

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