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In the height of summer, a hot cup of coffee isn't exactly the most appealing proposition, but fortunately there are plenty of ways to chill out with your favorite brew as the mercury rises, including, of course, coffee cocktails—the cold variety. You can use your favorite hot-brewing method and then chill your coffee for cocktails, or you can use a cold-brew method or even use one of the new bottled coffee options on the market. Whatever your method, we're pretty sure cold coffee cocktails are just what your summer ordered. Here are five to try.
Bartender Murray Stenson puts his own twist on this Seattle bar classic.
Francis the Mule
This cocktail puts coffee in a great supporting role, bolstering and balancing the other ingredients with its ninja-like acidity.
This drink has a deliciously nutty chocolate stout flavor. It looks the part too, pouring a pretty medium-brown color with a nice tan head.
South of No North Cocktail
This coffee cocktail combines an African coffee with the smokiness of tequila and the earthiness of Cynar to delicious results.
The addition of fresh coffee gives this classic vodka cocktail and added depth and richness that's just right.
Learn how to make perfect cold-brew coffee.
Check out our list of the latest and greatest ready-to-drink bottled coffees.