5 tips for iced coffees and drinks from Cold Brew


This selection of summer coffee cocktails includes both sweet lemonades and the traditionally unconventional iced coffee with a slightly different "milk" as well as summer coffee drinks with alcohol. However, all recipes have a common base - cold filter coffee. How to achieve it? I recommend you either go the quicker route like making an iced filter or make your favourite Cold Brew.

If you haven't started Cold Brew yet, now is the best time to give it a try. It doesn't get any easier than this! In a nutshell, you take coarsely ground coffee and water, mix everything in a sealable container and after a certain amount of time (varies depending on recipe, coffee, taste - 12 to 24 hours) you filter the coffee. You can start with 90 g of coffee per 1 litre of water and for a stronger coffee flavour, which you will appreciate especially in drinks, prepare Cold Brew concentrate by changing the coffee to water ratio to 1:6 to 1:4.


Don't have Cold Brew in your fridge right now? No problem, try making filter coffee directly on ice. With your Hario V60 dripper, you can prepare coffee pretty much as you're used to, but count on ice cubes to replace some of the water for filter coffee. Because you'll be using less water and the same amount of coffee, you'll need to move the grind a little finer than you're used to. Start with 30g of coffee, 300g of hot water and 200g of ice. Check out the video for the procedure.

How to prepare Iced Filter Coffee?


You can mix Cold Brew with other ingredients starting from breakfast. There's nothing like a Sunday brunch with coffee and also fresh fruit juice or juice. You can combine citrus fresh with coffee in one glass and enjoy a great summer morning.


All you need is ice, a cold filter, a little soda and juice or freshly squeezed fruit juice. The more picky eaters can also use a few drops of sugar syrup (sugar dissolved in water in a 1.25:1 ratio). The preparation procedure is absolutely easy. You fill the glass with ice and add:

  • 2 parts juice or fruit juice
  • 2 parts soda
  • 1 part sugar syrup
  • 3 parts Cold Brew

To please the eye, add a slice of orange or lemon or whatever fruit you used the juice/juice from in preparation. It's delicious with orange or grapefruit juice, but also feel free to try something a little exotic and have your morning coffee soda made with pineapple or mango juice.


The best way to find out that tonic water doesn't just include gin or espresso is to taste it for yourself. Like the previous coffee lemonade ,Cold Brew Tonicis a sweet and refreshing morning drink on steamy days. It's made with fruit syrups and garnished with fresh herbs. Of course, you can drink it all day long, depending on your taste, and it tastes great in the afternoon with the symbol of summer, Aperol. And the preparation? Also quite simple. Again, you pour ice cubes into the glass and top it up:

  • 1 part Aperol
  • 2 parts tonic water
  • 3 parts Cold Brew
  • add sugar syrup to taste and top with an orange slice to sweeten


Now that I've mentioned the gin, let' s talk about aclassic drink from Italy - the Negroni, this time in a coffee version. The Florentine aperitif is traditionally mixed in a glass with ice and includes gin, vermouth and Campari. The classic drink in an old-fashioned glass is garnished with just a twist of orange peel. Mix these ingredients when making a coffee Negroni:

  • 1 part Cold Brew
  • 1 part gin
  • 1 part vermouth
  • 1 part Campari


A traditional drink in the summer gardens of patisseries, cafés and restaurants, iced coffee with ice cream. Usually this means a lungo on ice and ice cream topped with a dollop of whipped cream. You can go about this summer "haze" a little differently by swapping the lungo for a Cold Brew in the first place. So you pour the cold filter over ice and top up the other half of the glass with soda. Basically, we now have the basis of such a coffee lemonade, but leave a little more room in the glass. Finally, top off the modern Cold Brew soda with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a little bit of that nostalgia, and Cold Brew iced coffee is a thing of the past.

  • 1 part Cold Brew
  • 1 part soda
  • 1 scoop ice cream


Now here's something for everyone who loves summer frappes and iced lattes. You can also use the strong Cold Brew concentrate in combination with milk. In this particular recipe, with oat milk. Using it in coffee is great for its subtle flavor and it's both vegan and eco-fiendly, so I recommend giving this plant-based milk alternative a try at the very least! You can stir the iced oatmeal latte directly in the glass or for a more frappé effect use a shaker, blender, electric frother or perhaps a jar to shake it up. The base, of course, is ice and then add:

  • 2 parts Cold Brew
  • 3 parts oat milk
  • 1 part vanilla syrup


Finally, I'll add a tip on my favorite Irish Coffee, which tastes great cold. Replace the warm filter in the base with an iced one and proceed as you would with traditional Irish Coffee. That is, a shot of Irish whiskey, a little sugar syrup and finally spread the creamy cold cream gently shaken in a shaker on the surface.

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