Jamie Dixon is a freelance writer and contributor to the entertainment site The Pyrrhic.
Coffee for Adults
As long as there has been coffee, there have been people sneaking alcohol into said coffee. But if you're interested in making your coffee Irish, the good people at Jameson finally offer you the chance to do so with your favorite classic Irish whiskey. And lucky for you, you've found the perfect place for some great recipes. Take your coffee from meh to marvelous with these recipe suggestions.
What Is Jameson Cold Brew?
Jameson Cold Brew is made from Brazilian and Columbian Arabica beans. Each ounce contains about 32 mg of caffeine or half an espresso shot worth. It's a touch lower in alcohol content than regular Jameson, at 30% ABV (Jameson whiskey is 40%). And if you're counting calories, the beverage has 140 calories for every three-ounce serving.
1. Jameson Cold Brew With Foam
- Mix Jameson Cold Brew with regular cold brew. I recommend 1 part cold brew to 2 parts regular, but you can adjust to taste.
- Add vanilla syrup and stir.
- Add ice.
- With a French press, whip half & half and vanilla syrup to make a cold foam. Top the drink with the foam and enjoy!
You can also froth the foam by shaking it in a closed glass jar. Another alternative: make vanilla cream by adding the vanilla syrup to half & half. Don't shake—simply top the drink with it as is.
It's really good with vanilla syrup, but I think you could experiment with adding other flavors as well. I plan to add a caramel drizzle sometime soon, but you try anything that complements an iced coffee. If you do, leave a comment and let me know!
Original recipe adapted from Coffee At Three
2. Jameson Cold Brew Dalgona
- Mix 2 ounces of hot water with 2 scoops of instant coffee. Add sugar to taste (1-2 tablespoons) and mix till fluffy. This is your topping.
- In a glass, combine 1 ounce of Jameson Cold Brew with 3 ounces of milk. Add your blended topping, and sprinkle with cinnamon.
You can use any kind of milk you like, even something without dairy like oat milk! Just remember that you may need to adjust the sugar. For example, rice milk is naturally very sweet. Almond milk comes in sweetened or unsweetened varieties; you may not need sugar if you use the already-sweet option.
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3. Jameson Cold Brew Martini
- In a shaker, combine 2 ounces Jameson Cold Brew, 1 ounce of cold brew coffee 1/2 ounce simple syrup, and ice.
- Mix well by shaking. Once blended, pour into a martini glass and enjoy!
4. Jameson Cold Brew Hot Chocolate
- Prepare hot chocolate as usual, according to directions.
- Add Jameson Cold Brew (about 2 ounces per 5 ounces of hot chocolate).
- Use a whisk to blend, then garnish as desired with marshmallows or chocolate squares.
If you're feeling really festive, you can make a version of a martini rim. Crush graham crackers. Dip the rim of the mug in the hot chocolate, then in the graham crackers.
I'm really partial to mixed drinks made from a hot chocolate base, so this is a personal favorite of mine. Combining hot chocolate with coffee is basically taking the most amazing thing and doubling it.
5. Jameson Cold Brew Tonic
- Fill a highball glass with ice.
- Pour 2 parts Jameson Cold Brew and 2 parts tonic water over ice. Mix.
- Garnish with a sprig or wedge of orange if desired.
This would be a really refreshing drink in the summer, and so easy to prepare! Can't you see yourself laying by a pool with this in hand?
6. Jameson Cold Brew and Cola
- Mix 1 part Jameson Cold Brew with 2 parts cola. You can use diet cola if preferred.
- Add ice and garnish with a small twist of orange.
7. Jameson Cold Brew and Cream Soda
This one is about as easy as it gets. This will work just as well with a diet soda if you're trying to count calories.
- Pour 1 part Jameson Cold Brew and 2 parts cream soda over ice.
- You can tweak the recipe to use a little more (or less) soda, to reach your preferred sweetness.
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