What To Do With Your Brew

We've got our awesome intern Beth Ann working on some great blog installments for you! First up, an awesome guide on making some delicious boozy coffee drinks. Enjoy :)

So, it’s summer. The heat has finally arrived, and if it’s hard to imagine yourself cuddling up on the couch with a warm cup of coffee, or rushing into your favorite coffee shop to grab a hot brew before heading out into the sweltering sun, you are not alone.

With every temperature rise, I struggle with how to get my coffee fix in a cooler way. Iced lattes and cold brews are great, but sometimes I long for a bit more excitement. Luckily, wise men and women have longed for the same and created some killer coffee cocktail recipes.

Now that the warm weather is back, I plan on trying to make my own cold brew and to mix up some coffee cocktails! If you’ve been hesitant to buy those recently roasted beans, wait no longer. Not only should you join me in exploring new possible brewing methods, but you should mix it up as well! From cold brew to espresso, these cocktail recipes are just a few promising ways to take our coffee kicks in a new direction.

Cold Brew

imbibe magazine black forest

Black Forest - Imbibe Magazine

2 oz. chilled or cold-brew coffee

1/4 oz. bénédictine

1/4 oz. maraschino liqueur

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled flute.

South of No North - Chris Langston

South of No North - Chris Langston

1 ½ oz. reposado tequila

½ oz. simple syrup

½ oz. Cynar

1 oz. cold-brew coffee

1 fresh egg white

Garnish: 2 dashes Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake vigorously and strain into a chilled glass. Top with bitters.

Alive and Kicking - Planter’s House

Alive and Kicking - Planter’s House

1 oz. strong cold-brew coffee

1 oz. fernet

¾ oz. amaro

¾ oz. scotch

¼ oz. demerara simple syrup

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a coupe glass.

Espresso

Coffee Old-Fashioned- 901 Very Good Cocktails

Coffee Old-Fashioned - 901 Very Good Cocktails

1 ½ oz. bourbon whiskey

½ oz. dark creme de cacao

1 ½ oz. water

1 oz espresso, chilled

¼ oz simple syrup

2 dashes orange bitters

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.

espresso martini

Espresso Martini

1 ½ oz. vodka

¾ oz. kahlua

¼ oz. white creme de cacao

1 oz. espresso, chilled

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Posted on July 8, 2016 .