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Bourbon and Coffee Cold Brew Cocktail

Calling all bourbon lovers: If you haven’t experienced the decadence of a Cold Brew Cocktail, you’re missing out! Combining the smooth taste of bourbon with creamy cold brew and topped off with a drizzle of chocolate syrup, this libation is sure to awaken your taste buds.

Bourbon and Coffee
Bourbon and Coffee

Bourbon in Coffee? Yes! A Cold Brew Bourbon Iced Coffee with Chocolate Syrup and Half and Half to be exact. Get your shaker ready and whip up your own version with this irresistible recipe: mix together bourbon, cold brew, half & half, and chocolate syrup. You won’t be able to resist this irresistible concoction!

Sitting in Louisville, KY the heart of Bourbon Country is an outstanding restaurant called Toast on Market. I had the most amazing breakfast and a Bourbon Cold Brew Mocha. I was in love and it wasn’t the booze talking. This bourbon coffee drink was magic.

As if you need a reason to put bourbon in coffee here are a few.

  • Sunday Brunch Cocktail!
  • Afternoon cocktails with friends
  • Parent-Teacher Conference
Bourbon and Coffee. Cold Brew

Ingredients for a Bourbon Cold Brew Cocktail

For a coffee whiskey cocktail, you will want to use bourbon. Those dark rich tones of oak and brown sugar blend fabulously in this bourbon coffee cocktail.

  • Bourbon – We used Buffalo Trace.
  • Cold Brew Coffee – You can find Starbucks Cold Brew or Stok Cold Brew Coffee in your local grocery stores.
  • Half & Half
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cherry, garnish.
Bourbon and Coffee.
Bourbon and Coffee.

Bourbon in Coffee: How does it taste?

Along with the cream and chocolate, the bourbon actually complements the flavors. This drink is like a dessert or a crazy concoction from Starbucks. Trust me it is good. But as I said before, you may have to tweak it to your liking. 

I don’t recommend straight hot black coffee and a shot of bourbon unless you are sick with a cold and have to get out of bed. Whiskey is medicine after all. 

Flavor Swaps for this Bourbon Coffee Drink

This doesn’t have to be a Mocha. Here are some flavor swaps to try! (Since you did just make a bunch of Cold Brew Concentrates you might as well get a little creative.)

  • Trade out Chocolate Syrup for Caramel Syrup
  • Use flavored whole-bean coffee like vanilla, Hawaiian Coconut, or hazelnut. 
  • Also, use flavored creamers instead of Half & Half. 
  • Instead of vanilla extract use almond extract. 
Cold Brew Bourbon Mocha. A coffee bourbon cocktail.
Bourbon and Coffee

More Coffee Cocktails

I put more than just bourbon in coffee. Below are all the boozy coffee cocktails here on Daily Appetite.

  1. Mexican Coffee – A blend of Coffee, Cream, Cinnamon, and Tequila.
  2. Mocha Irish Cream Frappuccino – If Irish Whiskey is on your shelf try this Mocha Irish Cream Cocktail.
  3. Black Russian Shots – This coffee vodka shooter will have you buzzing all morning.
  4. White Irish Mocha
  5. Blue Mountain Cocktail – Ok there isn’t any coffee in this cocktail but it tastes as it does. It is weird! No kidding! 

More Bourbon Cocktails

Bourbon Cold Brew Mocha Recipe

Cold Brew Bourbon Mocha. A coffee bourbon cocktail.

Cold Brew Bourbon Mocha

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Bourbon and coffee cocktail. 


  • 5 oz. Cold Brew Coffee
  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 3 tbsp Half & Half
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp chocolate syrup, plus more to swirl on your glass.
  • whipped cream, garnish
  • cherry, garnish


  1. Drizzle chocolate syrup along the inside of your glass then add ice. 
  2. Mix all ingredients except garnishes in a shaker or cocktail mixing glass.
  3. Pour the cocktail over your ice. Garnish with whipped cream and a cherry. 


You can buy prepared Cold Brew Coffee by Stok or Starbucks in your local grocery store. Or read the post above on how to make Cold Brew Concentrate.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 322Total Fat: 6gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 2g

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