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Bourbon and Coffee Cold Brew Cocktail

Bourbon in Coffee is a must! Try this Cold Brew Cocktail made with bourbon, half and half,

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! 

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. 

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

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

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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