As the temperatures rise, there is nothing quite as thirsty-quenching as an ice cold coffee – with or without booze. Check out the coffee concoctions from these NYC spots, and thank us later.
The founders of Birch have traveled the world to find the best coffee – and it shows. Sourced from a farm in Guatemala and roasted in the Long Island City flagship location, the cold brew at Birch is top-notch: ground, mixed with purified water and rested for seventeen hours, during which time it is filtered three times. Serious business. The cold brew is available in 64-ounce growlers for you caffeine addicts.
Want coffee and a cocktail? Then head to Dante, where bartender Naren Young mixes Aylesbury Duck vodka, Galliano Ristretto Italian coffee liqueur and a generous dose of freshly brewed espresso for the Espresso Martini. It’s frothy and refreshing and is sure to give you a jolt. Also try the Negroni Coffee Swizzle, featured as one of the spot’s Negroni Sessions, a curated list of twelve different Negronis.
Measure Bar at Langham Place
The cocktails are Measure Bar are always impressive, but the Kissing Hill is a particularly exciting blend of Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish whiskey and Stumptown draft cold brew. Concocted by bartender Robbie Clift, this drink is Measure Bar’s Cocktail of the Month for May.
Coffee-infused rum is a thing at SushiSamba – and you need to try it now. A riff on the Espresso Martini, this drink mixes tonka bean infused maple syrup, dark chocolate liqueur and aforementioned rum for a sweet and tasty treat. Pro tip: enjoy it on the open air roof.
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