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The Cold-Brew Irish Coffee

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On St. Patrick’s Day, we steer clear of unnaturally green beer and mix up a unique take on the classic Irish coffee. While we don’t normally advocate imbibing before noon, this cocktail has been known to kick-start our St. Paddy’s Day and carry us through from morning to night. Try it out and we think you’ll see why.

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To make the cold-brew Irish coffee, we combine cold-brew coffee, fresh cream, and simple syrup, and spike the drink with good Irish whiskey. Shaken and served over ice, it’s just the right balance of bitter, sweet, and refreshing.

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If you aren’t familiar with cold-brew coffee, it’s simply coffee brewed without heat over a long period of time (usually 12 to 24 hours). We love the deep, cocoa flavors of bottled Stumptown Cold Brew, but any cold-brew coffee from your local coffee shop will work in this recipe.

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Shake things up this St. Patrick’s Day and try out our cold-brew Irish coffee. Slainte!

The Cold Brew Irish Coffee

Makes Two Drinks

Ingredients

6 shots of cold-brew coffee

2 shots of Irish whiskey

1 shot of simple syrup

2 dashes of vanilla extract (optional)

1/2 shot of heavy cream

Directions

1) Add the coffee, whiskey, simple syrup, and vanilla extract (if using) to a cocktail shaker.

2) Add ice to the shaker to above the level of the liquid and shake for 3 seconds.

3) Strain the mixture into tall glasses containing ice cubes.

4) Top with heavy cream and enjoy.

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