This is sort of a super grown-up way to have booze for breakfast! The Cold Brew and Gin cocktail is pretty straightforward. Coffee, gin, some sort of glass, some ice, and perhaps a lemon accent.
Full disclosure – I don’t like coffee, much less cold brew, but adding gin makes it so much better. You don’t even have to make cold brew yourself! See, now this cocktail is a time saver, too.
Cold Brew and Gin Cocktail
- 1.5 Oz. Gin
- 1.5 Oz. Cold brew coffee
- .75 Oz. Simple syrup
- Lemon tonic to taste
- Lemon peel as a garnish
- Add your gin, cold brew, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake it up.
- Pour your cocktail into a rocks glass.
- Add lemon tonic to taste, and garnish with a lemon peel.
How to modify your caffeine and gin cocktail.
The easiest way to make this to your taste is to change how much lemon tonic you use. Full disclosure – the Fever Tree lemon tonic is POTENT and tart. A tiny bit goes a really long way!
You could skip that altogether and simply use a tonic water or soda for some bubbles. If you want that lemon flavor, consider using fresh juice.
Could you make this drink hot? I suppose if you nixed the cold brew and used hot coffee? Again – not a coffee drinker – so I have no idea how this would turn out.
If you are a fan of combining caffeine and gin, you should also try these “afternoon” gin cocktails:
The Cuba Libre with gin