Iced coffee is one of the best things invented by whoever accidentally left their morning cup of coffee out, had it get cold, tasted it, and was not immediately grossed out. When you combine a finely made cup of coffee with cream, ice, and a sunshiny day, your life is just instantly better.
Of course, a betch does not live on coffee alone. When you add alcohol to the mix, you’re in for a good fucking time. Like, the possibilities are endless. Do you want an iced Irish coffee? A splash of Bailey’s? Shit, do you wanna add a boatload of Kahlua and call it a day?
Whatever your alcoholic coffee adventure, here are our two fav recipes to guide you:
Fancy Iced Coffee: Adapted from Cooks with Cocktails
- 4 oz. Kahlua
- 1 cup whole milk (or Almond or Coconut milk)
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 4 oz. Bailey’s
- 1 vanilla bean — yes, really
Grab two glass Pyrex dishes. In one, add the coffee and Kahlua, stirring until totally incorporated. In the other, add the milk, cream, Bailey’s, and the inside of the vanilla bean, mixing with a whisk until everything is incorporated. (If you can’t like, travel to Madagascar in order to acquire a whole vanilla bean, just use like, 1 tsp of vanilla extract.) Put both containers in the freezer for 45 minutes. After that, take em out and scrape them with a fork to move them around. Put back in the freezer for another 45 minutes—keep repeating the scraping until both mixtures are slushy.
Grab a glass and add some of the coffee slush—top with the creamy slush. Andddd serve. No ice required.
Simple Iced Coffee: For the lazy
- 1 ½ oz. whipped cream flavored vodka — looking at you, Pinnacle
- 2 tbsps. heavy cream
- Cold brew coffee — again, you can buy this shit now, so don’t bother making it unless you’re a hipster barista
Fill your glass with ice. Pour in the vodka, cream, and fill to the top with coffee. Bam, alcohol coffee.