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Bourbon and Coffee Cold Brew Cocktail

Bourbon and Coffee! It is a thing and we are loving this Cold Brew Bourbon Mocha Recipe. 

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.

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.

If you find yourself in Louisville this is the best breakfast place in town. In the meantime, I have recreated the recipe below! 

Bourbon and Coffee
Bourbon and Coffee

Make Some Tweaks

I got all the ingredients for this Bourbon Coffee Drink. Now it is time to measure it all out. It took a few tweaks but ultimately it will come down to your preferences. If you like a lot of creams and not a lot of chocolate GO FOR IT! You can make your own tweaks. The recipe below is a good starting point. Keep reading for ideas for changing up the flavors. 

Peace, Love, Bourbon, and Coffee 

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

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

How To: Cold Brew

Ok, I am more of a hit the button on the Keurig and go type. For this, I had to learn the ways of patience for a Cold Brew Concentrate. Need to know how? Let me run it down for you:

  1. Coarsely grind whole coffee beans. If you finely grind the beans you will be drinking them. 
  2. Pour 1  1/3 cups of coffee grounds in a large container, pitcher, or jar with a lid.
  3. Add 4 cups of cold water and give it a good stir. 
  4. Close the lid and wait for what feels like forever ( at least 8 hours)
  5. Open the lid and strain with a fine-mesh strainer. 
  6. Discard grounds and now you have Cold Brew Concentrate. 

Need more in-depth instructions? This is where I learned it: How to Make Cold-Brew Coffee

Bourbon and Coffee.
Bourbon and Coffee.

Bourbon in Coffee: How does it taste?

Along with the cream and chocolate, the bourbon actually compliments the flavors. This drink is like a dessert or a crazy concoction from Starbucks. Trust me it is good. But like I said before, you may have to tweak 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 Concentrate 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 my coffee. Below are all the boozy coffee concoctions here on Daily Appetite.

  1. Mexican Coffee
  2. Mocha Irish Cream Frappuccino
  3. Chocolate White Russian with a Brownie Garnish
  4. Black Russian Shots
  5. White Irish Mocha
  6. 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

Bourbon and Coffee. Cold Brew Bourbon Mocha
4.67 from 3 votes

Cold Brew Bourbon Mocha

Bourbon and coffee cocktail. 

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Bourbon and Coffee, Bourbon Coffee Drink, Bourbon in Coffee
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 322 kcal
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 1/3 cup Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 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. 

Recipe Notes

Read the post above on how to make Cold Brew Concentrate.

Nutrition Facts
Cold Brew Bourbon Mocha
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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