Cold Brew Cocktail

Cold brew cocktails combine two of my favorite things: coffee and cocktails! Simply put, this easy cocktail recipe is delicious. If you’re a coffee lover like me, this drink is for you!

Close up of a coupe glass filled with a frothy cold brew cocktail and garnished with coffee beans.

A cold brew cocktail would be a great cocktail to add to your at-home brunch drinks rotation. If you’ve been looking for new after dinner cocktails to try, or are a sucker for dessert martinis, this cold brew coffee cocktail recipe will definitely be up your alley too.

TELL ME ABOUT THIS COLD BREW COCKTAIL RECIPE

Level of difficulty: Easy! Measure, shake, serve.

Flavor: Coffee with hints of nuttiness, sweetness, and cream.

Time: It takes less than 5 minutes to make this delightful cold brew cocktail!

Close up of a coupe glass filled with a frothy cold brew cocktail and garnished with coffee beans.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED

Cold Brew Coffee: cold brew coffee is smooth and has a lower acidity level than it’s hot-brewed counterpart. Make your own (recipe here) or use your favorite store bought brand.

Coffee Liqueur: you can’t have too much coffee goodness in your cold brew cocktail! Adding in coffee liqueur (like Kahlua) amps up the coffee flavor and also helps to sweeten your drink.

Walnut Liqueur: walnut liqueur (like Nocello) is a lovely addition to this drink, adding a slight nuttiness and sweetness to your cold brew cocktail.

Vodka: use your favorite, high-quality vodka in this recipe. You could also try a flavored vodka (like vanilla or whipped cream vodka; avoid fruit-flavored vodkas) if that’s your thing.

Half & Half: half & half gives your cocktail a luscious creaminess and also creates that beautiful foam on top from shaking.

OVERVIEW: HOW TO MAKE THIS COLD BREW COFFEE COCKTAIL RECIPE

  1. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously until cold (approximately 15-20 seconds).
  2. Serve in a coupe or martini glass and enjoy!
Pour shot showing this cold brew cocktail being poured out of a cocktail shaker into a coupe glass.

FAQS FOR MAKING THIS COLD BREW COCKTAIL

Can I make my own cold brew at home? Yes, and I highly recommend it! You can learn how to make cold brew coffee at home. I actually love to make up a batch of decaf cold brew for this recipe so I can enjoy them at night without the side effects of caffeine (I’m personally very sensitive to it).

I don’t have walnut liqueur, is there a good substitute for this ingredient? Since I know walnut liqueur may not be in your home bar, I’ve also made this recipe using amaretto (an almond flavored liqueur). It was an excellent substitute for the walnut liqueur!

I love this cocktail! What are other coffee liqueur drinks I can make to use up more of my Kahlua? Coffee liqueur is a great item to have in your home bar. A few of my favorite cocktails with coffee liqueur include: Frozen Mudslides, a classic White Russian, and a Colorado Bulldog. It’s also great mixed into coffee or hot chocolate!

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Cold Brew Cocktail

The perfect cocktail for the coffee lover. This cold brew cocktail recipe makes for an excellent brunch cocktail or dessert drink.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Cocktail
Calories 207 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 oz cold brew coffee
  • .75oz walnut liqueur*
  • .75oz coffee liqueur
  • .75oz vodka
  • .5oz half & half

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously until cold (approximately 15-20 seconds)
  • Serve in a coupe or martini glass and enjoy!

Notes

*If you do not have walnut liqueur, amaretto is a great substitute.

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 14mgPotassium: 67mgSugar: 17gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
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