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Cold Brew Irish Coffee Cocktail

An Irish Coffee Cocktail made with cold brew coffee! This drink is cold, creamy, sweet and refreshing. Perfect for brunch.

photo of two Cold Brew Irish Coffee CocktailsThis post is sponsored by Java House® Cold Brew Coffee. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I drink cold brew coffee every single day, whether I’m at home, traveling or having friends over. On a special occasion, I enjoy making my own Irish Coffee Cocktail. This recipe combines the best of both.
photo of a package of java house coffee pods
For the cold brew, I used Java House® Dual-Use Liquid Coffee Pods Sumatran Dark Roast—which I purchased from my local Albertsons.

What is unique about these liquid pods is that they can be used for either hot or cold coffee.

There are three ways to prepare:

Prepared HOT

-Peel Lid
-Pour into mug
-Add 8 ounces of hot water

Prepared COLD

-Peel lid
-Pour liquid over ice
-Add 8 ounces of cold water


-Place mug in brewer
-Insert pod (tab up)
-Select 8 ounce brew button
close-up photo of the whipped cream topping on the cocktail
I found the pods in the single serve section of the coffee aisle at Albertsons. You may also be able to find a coupon with the Albertsons mobile app.

overhead photo of a box of java house coffee pods with coffee pods around it
I prefer cold brew coffee because it is less acidic than hot-brewed coffee. This cold brew has a very smooth taste and I really enjoy it.

How to Make Cold Brew Irish Coffee

Making this coffee cocktail is easy and something you can do at home.

  • First, mix the concentrated coffee with ice and cold water.
  • Then, add whisky and simple syrup.
  • Stir or use a cocktail shaker to mix.
  • Pour over ice.
  • Top with a layer of thickened sweet cream.

close-up photo of a Cold Brew Irish Coffee Cocktail

photo of cold brew irish cream cocktails

Cold Brew Irish Coffee Cocktail

Servings: 2 drinks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
A cold brew version of Irish Coffee Cocktail. This fun cocktail is easy to make at home!


  • 8 oz cold water
  • 1 Java House® Dual-Use Liquid Coffee Pods Sumatran Dark Roast
  • ice
  • 2 oz Irish whisky
  • 2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream whisked to soft peaks


  • Pour Java House® Coffee Pod into a large glass with ice. Add in 8 oz of cold water. Stir to mix.
  • If using cocktail shaker, pour cold brew, whisky, simple syrup and ice into shaker and shake. Otherwise, add whisky and syrup into glass. Stir to evenly mix.
  • Pour out into two coffee mugs or cocktal glasses filled with ice. Top with cream. Serve immediately.


  • If desired, you can add a little sugar to the heavy cream before whipping it for a sweet cream.
  • You can substitute Java House with another cold brew concentrate. If you are using cold brew coffee (not concentrated), skip the water in the recipe and use 10 oz cold brew coffee.
  • You want to whip cream until thickened but before stiff peaks form. You can whip the cream with a mixer or by hand.
  • To make your own simple syrup, add equal amounts of sugar and water to a saucepan and bring to a simmer until sugar is dissolved. Let cool before using.


Serving: 1drink, Calories: 250kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Sodium: 33mg, Potassium: 40mg, Sugar: 21g, NET CARBS: 22g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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