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.
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.
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.
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
6 shots of cold-brew coffee
2 shots of Irish whiskey
1 shot of simple syrup2 dashes of vanilla extract (optional)
1/2 shot of heavy cream
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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