A caffeinated version of the popular cocktail – meet the Long Island Iced Coffee! Potent and refreshing.
You will also love the classic Long Island Iced Tea
Among the amazing food and drink on offer at Food Blogger Connect this year was cold brew coffee. I had never tried it before and I LOVED it.
Cold Brew is made by soaking coarse-ground beans in water for a long time (12 hours or longer) and then filtered. It tastes absolutely sensational – especially in this weather, over ice. These days you can make easily make your own cold brew at home.
The first thought I had when I tasted cold brew was ‘this would be great in a cocktail’ – and it absolutely does. Which brings me to the latest twisted Cocktail Friday – the Long Island Iced Coffee.
This is the kind of cocktail that should probably come with a health warning. It is extremely refreshing, addicting and very, very potent.
Ingredients in Long Island Iced Tea
You might expect a Long Island Iced Tea to contain tea in it but it does not! Instead it has a long list of ingredients but it’s only a tablespoon of each topped with cold Coca Cola. If you ever have lots of spirits that are nearly empty in your drinks cabinet then this is the time to make this!
- light rum
- orange liqueur (such as Triple Sec)
- lemon juice
- lime juice
My twist contains coffee so remember that if consuming this late at night. If you can’t find (or make) any cold brew coffee by all means substitute with cola but leave out the ginger beer.
But before I leave you I am going to share this quote from the Gilmore Girls:
“Someday, when you’re a little older, you will be introduced to something that is extremely seductive but fickle. A fair-weather friend who seems benign but packs a wallop like a donkey kick, and that is the Long Island Iced Tea. It makes you do things that you normally wouldn’t do, like lifting your skirt in public or calling someone you normally wouldn’t call at really weird times.”
Heed Lorelai’s words, drink responsibly and please don’t lift your skirt in public.
Cocktail Friday: Long Island Iced Coffee
- 1 tbsp dark rum
- 1 tbsp vodka
- 1 tbsp gin
- 1 tbsp Patrón XO Cafe Tequila or Cold Brew liqueur
- 1 tbsp Tia Maria
- 2 tbsp ginger beer
- 1-2 tbsp lime juice
- Cold brew coffee or cola to top up
- Lime wedges to serve
- Half fill a tall glass with ice.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice and add all the spirits and the lime juice. Shake briefly.
- Strain over the ice in the glass. Add the ginger beer and cold brew to top up and stir.
- Garnish with lime wedges and serve.