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How to Make the Metaxa Frappé Collins

Looking for a take on the Collins that’s perfect for summer? A Collins made with the Greek brandy Metaxa will bring some Greek spirit to your summer time jaunts.


Don’t wait until summer to make this cocktail. It’s totally different than most Collins and even seems almost a Negroni, because it uses the traditionally Greek brandy, Metaxa! It’s super easy – just add all the ingredients to highball glass filled with crushed ice and garnish!

Mini-Lush Guide to Metaxa

For those of you who might not be familiar with Metaxa, check out my full Lush Guide to Metaxa. It’s a Greek brandy that was historically drunk at holidays and celebrations. Now it’s popping up on cocktail menus all over the world. It’s super easy to work with and makes fabulous cocktails.

  • Metaxa comes from created by Spyros Metaxa in the 1800’s.
  • Metaxa is a Greek brandy made from a combination of aged Muscat wines from the island of Samos, aged white wine distillates and Mediterranean botanicals
  • Metaxa tastes like honey, almonds, stone-fruits like apricots, pears, peaches, with an aroma of rose and honey
Metaxa Frappé Collins cocktail

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What goes into a Metaxa Frappé Collins

Making a Collins with Metaxa is a fabulous idea. The brandy adds so much depth to it and Metaxa brings along a sweetness from the honey as well as fruitiness. You’ll want make sure you drink just one, as it is super more-ish!

  • Metaxa (I use Metaxa 12 stars)
  • Antica Formula vermouth or any sweet vermouth
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Dried orange
  • Crushed ice

It’s so simple to make it. The crushed ice makes all the difference.

What tools you need to make the Metaxa Frappé Collins

You won’t be needing a cocktail shaker for this one! Grab a jigger, a barspoon, and high glasses for this recipe. You can make the crushed ice so easily with an ice crusher machine, no need to spend a lot of money!

Where to find more Frappé and Collins recipes

You can find always find great Frappé and Collins recipes to try! Here are a few of my favorites:

Plus More Metaxa recipes

Top Tip(ple)🍸: If you love Metaxa, try other Greek Spirits! Here is a guide to Greek Liquors to help you understand your Ouzo from your Raki!

Where to find ingredients for Metaxa cocktails

You can find all the ingredients at Spirits Kiosk (10% off the entire site by quoting this code: ALushLife10SK.) in the UK; or in the USA!

Here is the recipe:

Metaxa Frappe Collins

Metaxa Frappé Collins

Looking for a take on the Collins that's perfect for summer? Make one with Metaxa and bring some Greek spirit to your summer time jaunts. Recipe courtesy of Metaxa and The Clumsies 
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Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Greek
Servings 1
Calories 43 kcal


  • 40 ml Metaxa 12 Stars
  • 25 ml Antica Formula vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters


  • Pour all ingredients one by one into the glass
  • Add crushed ice and stir gently
  • Garnish with a slice of dried orange.


Serving: 1gCalories: 43kcalCarbohydrates: 4gSodium: 2mgSugar: 2g
Keyword Metaxa, Metaxa Frappé Collins
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