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Jameson Cold Brew Coffee Cocktails

Coffee and Whiskey have long been a favorite combination for me. I have been known to buy an inexpensive bourbon now and then and drop coffee beans into it to sit for a month before using it for cocktails. Maybe it is the Chef in me that has a slight addiction to coffee. Regardless, this unexpected combo is a natural marriage that has flown under the radar for too long. So put away your pickle backs and try Jameson in some new ways. Depending on how I’m feeling and the weather for the day these are the five ways I like to enjoy Jameson and Cold Brew. Skip the bloody mary on your next brunch date and make yourself one of these for you and your friends.

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 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 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 to new levels. This 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


Bottle of Jameson Cold Brew Whiskey with rocks glasses filled with cocktails topped with cream

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. 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
  • Twist or orange peel

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 a twist of orange. 

Classic Irish Coffee 

This take on the always classic Irish Coffee uses cold brew rather than hot 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 whiskey. Finish the cocktail with lightly whipped cream. Enjoy! 

  • 1/4 oz Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
  • 1 C Cold Brew
  • 1.5 oz Jameson
  • Lightly Whipped Heavy Cream 

Stir together in a tall glass and then top with lightly whipped cream. 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 whipped cream on top of the dessert. 

Jameson Cold Brew Cocktails

White Russian

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. 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.

Irish Mudslide

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
  • 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
  • 2 oz Coke

In a rocks glass with ice first, pour the Jameson Cold Brew 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.


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Chad Kelley
Hi!! This is Chef Chad. I'm a former restaurant chef and turned stay-at-home dad. My wife Yvette and two amazing kids live in North Dallas and are Huge FC Dallas fans.

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