8 Iced Coffee Recipes With Alcohol That Totally Just Changed The Cold Brew Game
After months of bitter cold, it's finally, finally, iced coffee season. It's that glorious, warm time of year when you can sit outside sipping an icy cup of your favorite cold brew, enjoying the sunshine without being bundled up in eight different layers. The only way you could make that scenario any more appealing? Try iced coffee with alcohol.
If you're looking for a cocktail with a kick, you can't do much better than an iced coffee drink. It's the perfect way to end a long day, or even the perfect way to start a long night. You can also make these cocktails for a homemade brunch, when it's totally acceptable to get a little tipsy before 11 a.m. The point is, you can do so much with these drinks, which is good, because you're definitely going to want to. Kick start spring with one of these recipes — my personal plan is to get through all of them before August. Check out these eight boozy iced coffee drinks that are easy to make and will leave you feeling more than just energized.
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Rum-Spiked Coconut Coffee
This summer, instead of reaching for a tropical fruity drink, reach for this tropical iced coffee drink. Between the shredded coconut, the coconut milk, and the rum, this will be a super sweet treat you’ll want every single day.
Image and recipe: Healthy-Delicious.com
Kicked Up Coffee Granita with Baileys and Kahlua
Baileys, Kahlua, and coffee? Sign me up! This is extra special because you’re freezing the whole drink, and basically making it into a boozy coffee slushie. There aren’t many drink options that are better than that on a warm spring day!
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Simple Iced Coffee Cocktail
If you’ve ever wondered if you should put vodka in your coffee, the answer to your question, according to this recipe, is yes. This could literally not be any more simple to put together, and will give you the kick you need for the rest of the night… or day.
Image and recipe: Jelly Toast
Boozy Vietnamese Iced Coffee
If you’ve never had coffee with condensed milk, then you’re missing out on a seriously decadent drink. This recipe gets even more indulgent with the addition of Kahlua and some whipped cream on top. It’s simple, but with ingredients like these, you really don’t need much!
Image and recipe: Baker’s Royale
Iced Coffee Cocktail
Rum, Baileys, and syrup make this coffee cocktail really sweet and unsurprisingly delicious. You’ll never want to drink your iced coffee any other way!
Image and recipe: Food Fanatic
Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee
Half-and-half keeps this iced coffee drink super creamy and delicious, while the added Frangelico gives it that extra kick you were looking for. Make it more indulgent with chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings.
Image and recipe: Averie Cooks
The Chilly Irishman
You could pour cold coffee and liquor over some ice cubes and call it a day… or you could blend together coffee with delicious liquor to make a caffeinated frozen cocktail. I don’t think it’s a hard choice.
Image and recipe: Creative Culinary
Irish Coffee Shooters
If you’re not looking for a large cup of iced coffee, go for a little shooter like this one. It’s also a great option for parties or when you have company. Sure, it might remind you of St. Patrick’s Day, but whatever! These little guys are too fun not to make year-round.
Image and recipe: Family Fresh Cooking