These three caffeinated cocktails feature cold brew, a trendy chilled coffee that tends to be higher in the good stuff (i.e., caffeine) than your standard cup o鈥 joe. Whether you鈥檙e brunching for Sunday Funday or just looking to keep your eyes open longer in the evening, cold-brew cocktails will give you two types of buzzes to fuel you.

As for what pairs well with your java, look to acidic combos. 鈥淏lackberry, Campari, white rum, coffee, and club soda go super well together, as well as the variations on coffee, tonic, and citrus with a softer gin,鈥 says Stephen Robertson of Blanchard鈥檚 Coffee Roasting Co. 鈥淵ou can also let coffee function almost as a bitter or a barrel age proxy to go well with whiskeys or dark rum.鈥

La Colombe X Grey goose Cold Brew martini

(Serves 1)

Recipe Notes: We like La Colombe, because its cold brews are brewed with cold water under pressure just like espresso, which gives the beverages a bold, sweet, and smooth taste. Josey Markiewicz, La Colombe鈥檚 National Manager of Training & Quality says, 鈥淢ost great cocktails are a balance of sours and sugars, right? Coffee is a great 鈥榖ottom note鈥 and can really lay down a delicious foundation for other flavors to thrive on.鈥

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces聽LaColombe聽Pure Black Concentrate (1:2 dilution)
  • 2 ounces聽Grey Goose Vodka
  • 2 ounces Mr. Black Cold Brew Liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce聽simple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • ice
  • coffee beans, to garnish

Instructions:

  1. Shake all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Strain frothy mixture into a chilled聽martini聽glass.
  3. Garnish with coffee beans.

nespresso White Russian

(Serves 1)

Recipe Notes: If you watched The Big Lebowski recently and have found yourself on a White Russian kick, then you鈥檙e going to love this White Russian created by Kate from the Wood and Spoon for Nespresso. You can easily make this drink keto by replacing the sugar cane syrup with NuNaturals Simple Syrup, a sugar-free, stevia-based syrup.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. In a cocktail glass, brew聽Nespresso聽capsule over ice (remember to recycle the capsule after use!).
  2. Add vodka and sugar cane syrup.
  3. Pour in heavy cream while stirring.

Convergent聽Opera Cake

(Serves 1)

Recipe Note: Convergent is a craft brew, made with hand-roasted, responsibly sourced artisanal beans. Using nitro cold brew (i.e., coffee charged with nitrogen) gives the drink a frothy, thick texture, almost like Guinness beer. It also softens any of the coffee鈥檚 harsh, acidic edges.

Ingredients:

  • 聽1 ounce Convergent Nitro Cold Brew House Coffee
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 聽1聽ounce Torres Orange Liqueur
  • crushed ice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 large ice cube
  • grated chocolate,聽to garnish
  • orange twist, to garnish 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅

Instructions:

  1. Combine聽coffee, rum, and liqueurs聽in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  2. Foam egg white in a separate shaker.
  3. Strain the cocktail shaker into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.
  4. Layer egg white foam over the top.
  5. Microplane chocolate over the top, and garnish with orange zest.

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(Recipe and photos via La Colombe and Grey Goose, Kate of The Wood and Spoon for Nespresso, and Convergent Coffee)