Iced coffee was invented for days like this. Days when the heat brings beads of sweat the moment you walk out the door, and the humidity increases the volume of your hair ten-fold (a la Monica Geller). Days when a glass of iced water just won’t cut it. You need the afternoon pick-me-up that only coffee can provide...and some days, that iced coffee begs for a shot of brandy and a splash of milk.
I posted this Cold Brew + Brandy Cocktail a couple months ago on Instagram, but it bears repeating on the blog. It’s the perfect way to cap off a hot summer day. Cheers!
Cold Brew + Brandy Cocktail
Yields 1 cocktail
2 ounces cold brew coffee (such as FreshGround's Black Ice Brew)
2 ounces brandy
2 ounces whole milk (or cream)
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Cocoa powder, nutmeg, cinnamon or cardamom for topping
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker along with a handful of ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass.
Sprinkle the top with cocoa powder, nutmeg, cinnamon or cardamom. Enjoy!