Cold Brew Irish Coffee

October 08, 2015

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. Patty’s day and carry us through from morning to night. Try it out and we think you’ll see why.

For the recipe, we combine cold brew coffee, fresh cream and simple syrup, all spiked 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 12-24 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.

The Cold Brew Irish Coffee
Makes Two Drinks

  • 6 shots of cold brew coffee
  • 2 shots of Irish whiskey
  • 1 shot of simple syrup
  • 1/2 shot of heavy cream
  • 2 dashes of vanilla extract (Optional)
  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. Garnish with the heavy cream and enjoy.

Shake things up this St. Patty’s day and try out the Cold Brew Irish Coffee. Slàinte!