How to Make Cold-Brew Irish Coffee
On St. Patrick's Day, we steer clear of unnaturally green beer and mix up a unique take on the classic Irish Coffee. While there are so many ways to consume the signature flavors—like in sundaes and blondies—we love this easy-to-make recipe. In fact, it's been known to kick-start our St. Patrick's Day celebrations and carry us through from morning to night. After one sip of this tasty drink, you'll understand why.
To make 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. 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 a local coffee shop (or maybe even some you've made yourself) will work in this recipe. It makes two drinks and is easily multiplied—making it the perfect go-to beverage for your St. Patrick's Day bash. Ahead, learn how to make this simple creation. Slainte!
- 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
How to Make Cold Brew Irish Coffee
Start by adding the coffee, whiskey, simple syrup, and vanilla extract—if you choose to use—to a cocktail shaker. Next, add ice to the shaker to above the level of the liquid and shake for three seconds before straining it into two tall glasses with ice cubes. Then simply top the mixture with heavy cream and enjoy.