In celebration of my birthday, which is today, I am sharing this delightful little idea. It came from a fun restaurant near us in Somerville, MA: The Kirkland Tap and Trotter. They have an affogato there with vanilla ice cream and whiskey coffee. Our server explained to use they used whiskey as the liquid in which to cold brew coffee. Mind blown! It was absolutely amazing and I had to try it at home. So simple, so amazing. Make sure to get good coffee beans and grind them at home if you have that ability. They should be very coarsely ground, even more coarse that a regular french press coffee grind. Make and serve responsibly giving a toast to my birthday.
Cold Brew Whiskey Coffee
- 62 grams, or about 1 1/4 cups coarsely ground coffee beans
- 2 cups whiskey, I used Jameson with great results
- 2 cups cold water
- Combine ingredients in a French press , or any type of container if you don’t have a French press, and stir well.
- Set aside in a cool dark place overnight, at least 12, should be closer to 24 hours if you have the time.
- Stir occasionally, like every 6-8 hours. When you think of it.
- Press, or strain coffee from liquid and discard the coffee grounds.
- Store your precious liquid in covered container in the refrigerator.
- It will keep for a very long time, but you may not be able to resist it.