Jameson Irish Whiskey
Did you know that Jameson is the best-selling Irish Whiskey in the world? This whiskey has been around since 1780 and continues to be the most popular Irish whiskey from Ireland. It is a great Irish whiskey for cocktails. On the nose, you will get a light floral fragrance with some spicy wood and a little sweetness. When you sip it, not shoot it, you can taste the balanced flavors of spice, vanilla nuttiness, and notes of toasted oak. This smooth triple distilled whiskey is aged for 4 years in oak barrels. The aging in oak barrels is what gives this Irish whiskey its complex flavors.
Jameson Cold Brew Whiskey
This new cold brew coffee whiskey blends arabica beans with the original smooth taste of Jameson whiskey. Each shot has the caffeine equivalent of ½ shot of espresso with 30% alcohol by volume. If you enjoy cold brew drinks then this will take your cocktails, or cold brewed coffee, to new levels. This Irish whiskey is great for both the coffee lover and the whiskey lover. Jameson has some unique offerings outside of its traditional Irish Whiskey. Take a look at their website for more information.
Coffee Cocktails with Jameson
Jameson Old Fashion
This is a play on the Old Fashion. Using an Irish whiskey adds to the uniqueness of this classic cocktail. Use the black barrel for more complex cocktails.
This cocktail also takes some prep ahead of time. For this, I make large ice spheres using cold brew coffee. As the sphere of cold brew melts it slowly blends into the drink so every sip is a little different than the last. Take your time on this one and enjoy all the delicious ways it transforms over time.
- ¼ oz Simple Syrup
- 2 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
- 2 Dashes Bitters
- Orange twist
The best way to make an old fashion is to stir it. Do not shake an old-fashioned. Shaking will dilute the alcohol in this cocktail and take away from the overall experience. Pour over a frozen cube, or sphere, of cold brew and garnish with an orange twist. And please, use a rocks or whiskey glass and not a red solo cup.
Classic Irish Coffee
This take on the always classic Irish Coffee uses cold brew coffee rather than hot french press coffee making it a great cold brew cocktail on hot summer days. Making the simple syrup with brown sugar is necessary to give this cocktail its authentic taste and bring out more of the vanilla from the Irish whiskey. Finish the Irish coffee cocktail with touch of lightly whipped cold foam. Enjoy!
- 1/4 oz Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
- 1 C Cold Brew
- 1.5 oz Jameson Whiskey
- Lightly Whipped Heavy Cream, think cold foam
Stir together in a tall glass and then top with lightly whipped cold foam. If this is your first time making an Irish coffee think of the whipped cream as a cold foam on top of your coffee, not the kind on top of the dessert.
Jameson Cold Brew Cocktails
The Dude would approve. This is a tasty take on the original white Russian. I like using an equal part of Jameson Cold Brew to vodka. The deeper coffee flavor also mellows out the alcohol a little bit for easy drinking and maybe one more refill.
- 1.5 oz Vodka
- 1.5 oz Jameson Cold Brew
- 1 oz Cream or ½ & ½
In a tall rocks glass filled with ice, layer first with Vodka and then the Jameson cold brew irish whiskey. Gently float the cream. You don’t need to pour over a spoon just don’t pour the cream in from 6” over the glass. I prefer to use heavy cream and 1/2 & 1/2. Any kind of milk has the potential of curdling with the high alcohol content of this cocktail.
Unlike the frozen version which uses ice cream for added sweetness, this cocktail is served on the rocks. Think of this one as the older sibling to the frozen mudslide.
- 1 oz Vodka
- 1 oz Jameson Cold Brew Irish Whiskey
- 1 oz Irish Cream Liqueur
Combine in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Pour into a rocks glass with ice. Feeling cute? Add a little drizzle of chocolate syrup to the inside of the glass.
Jameson Cold Brew Cola
What else is there to say? The great taste of a whiskey and coke that you know but now on the next level.
- 2 oz Jameson Cold Brew Irish Whiskey
- 2 oz Coke
In a rocks glass with ice first, pour the Jameson Cold Brew Irish Whiskey, and then top with your cola of choice. Natural Sugar Sodas will always work best here. If you can find a Mexican Coke that’s what I would use.
The Hot Chocolate
I make this one when we are hanging outside by the fire pit or campfire. My family has a friendsgiving with a group of our friends in Broken Bow and this has become a favorite adult version of Hot Chocolate.
The nights can be long so the additional caffeine helps keep us going without being too much.
Simply add a shot of Jameson Cold Brew Irish Whiskey to a mug of hot chocolate, marshmallows optional. Just don’t let your kids get your hot chocolate.
Mixed Drinks Not your Thing?
Jameson Cold Brew Tonic
Grab a highball glass and pour a few ounces of Jameson Cold Brew over some crushed ice and top with tonic water.
Perk up your Morning Coffee
Latte or Cappuccino
A shot of Jameson Cold Brew into your latte or cappuccino before you add the frothed milk is a great way to add some kick to your weekend morning ritual.
Want to know more about the different espresso drink styles? Check out The Roasted Bean Freak’s article on the “Ins and Outs of Espresso”
Not a latte person, thats fine. Give your french press the kick it needs with a shot of Jameson Cold Brew.
During the summer I will frequently pour my french press or pour over coffee over ice. Sometimes iced coffee is more appropriate, especially when I’m already feeling hot.
A glass of cold brew coffee over crushed ice with a shot of jameson cold brew Irish whiskey… Red Eye anyone?
Save the ice and top this spiked cold brewed coffee with some cold foam for a chilled cappuccino.