Get Buzzed With These Wedding Drink Ideas For Coffee Lovers

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What’s better than an ice-cold coffee with an inch of almond milk on a hot summer day? Honestly, just about nothing! If you’re a bride who can’t live without her morning, mid-day, and let’s face it, evening coffee, then why not incorporate your favorite beverage to your Big Day! Whether it’s a cocktail or non-alcoholic, these are the 10 Lorelai Gilmore-approved coffee drinks for your summer wedding.

1. Long Island Iced Coffee by Super Golden Bakes


Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp dark rum
  • 1 tbsp vodka
  • 1 tbsp gin
  • 1 tbsp Patrón XO Cafe Tequila (can substitute with gold tequila)
  • 1 tbsp Tia Maria
  • 2 tbsp ginger beer
  • 1-2 tbsp lime juice
  • Cold brew coffee, to top up
  • Lime wedges to serve

Instructions:

  1. Half fill a tall glass with ice.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice and add all the spirits and the lime juice. Shake briefly.
  3. Strain over the ice in the glass. Add the ginger beer and cold brew to top up and stir.
  4. Garnish with lime wedges and serve. 

2. Midnight Mule by Chase The Flavors


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounce Meyer lemon juice
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 6 ounces coffee stout

Instructions:
Combine Meyer lemon juice and vodka in a copper mug. Add ice and top with coffee stout. Garnish with a wedge of Meyer lemon.

3. Dublin Iced Coffee by Bon Appetit


Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. strong cold-brew coffee
  • 2 oz. stout (such as AleSmith Speedway or Guinness)
  • 1½ oz. Irish whiskey
  • ¾ oz. simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce heavy cream
  • Freshly grated cinnamon stick (for serving)

Instructions:
Mix coffee, stout, whiskey, and simple syrup in a highball glass. Add ice to fill. Gently pour in cream so it gradually sinks into coffee; sprinkle with cinnamon.

4. Licor 43 Coconut Coffee Cocktail by The Little Epicurean


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cold brew coffee
  • 1 oz rum
  • 1 oz Licor 43
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • splash of agave syrup
  • 3/4 oz heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp coconut cream
  • ice, as needed
  • cinnamon sugar mixture to rim cocktail glass (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add ice cubes to cocktail shaker.
  2. Pour in 1/2 cup chilled cold brew coffee.
  3. Follow with 1 oz aged rum of choice.
  4. And 1 oz Licor 43.
  5. Add a pinch of ground cinnamon.
  6. Add 1 1/2 Tbsp coconut cream
  7. Pour 3/4 oz  heavy cream and a splash of agave syrup.
  8. Cover cocktail shaker and shake, shake, shake.
  9. Lightly moisten the rim of cocktail glass and coat in cinnamon sugar. (optional)
  10. Pour out shaken cocktail.  Add additional ice, if desired.

5. Spiked Thai Iced Coffee by The Cookie Rookie


Ingredients:

  • strong black regular ground coffee, enough to brew 4 cups
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (for NON-alcoholic)
  • 3 ounces Amaretto (for Cocktail version)

Instructions:

  1. Add the cardamom to the ground coffee. Brew the coffee according to makers instructions.
  2. Pour the coffee into a pitcher or large glass. Add the sugar and Amaretto (or almond extract), and stir to combine.
  3. Fill four 12 ounce glasses with crushed ice. Pour the coffee into each glass and top each with 1 tablespoon of cream.
  4. Enjoy!

6. Iced Caramel Mocha by Inspired By This


Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces RumChata
  • 1 ounce Vanilla Vodka
  • ⅓ ounce Chocolate Liqueur
  • ¾ ounce Caramel Syrup
  • 7 ounce Cold Brew Coffee

Instructions:
Coat the inside of the glass in caramel drizzle. Mix all ingredients!

7. Bailey’s Mocha Frappuccino by Almost Super Mom


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup freshly brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup cup Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons fudge sauce, plus a little more for topping
  • whipped cream (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth.
  2. Pour in a glass and top with whipped cream and fudge sauce.
  3. Enjoy!

8. Fresh Mint Mocha Cold Brew by Foraged Dish


Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup ground coffee of choice
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed
  • 1 liter water

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a pitcher and put in fridge. Allow to seep for 24 hours.
  2. Remove from fridge and strain coffee through a coffee filter or even a very fine mesh tea stainer into serving glasses/mugs. Serve with ice and milk or cream as desired

9. Iced Lavender Dirty Chai Latte by The Almond Eater


Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup cold brew coffee OR 1 shot of espresso
  • ½ cup milk of choice
  • Ice
  • For the simple syrup:
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2″ piece of fresh ginger, sliced
  • ½ tsp lavender buds
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions:

  1. For the syrup: heat all simple syrup ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves. Bring mixture to a boil and then simmer for 1 minute.
  2. Remove saucepan from heat and allow flavors to sit for 30 seconds before straining everything through a fine mesh strainer. Wait until syrup has cooled before using.
  3. For the latte: combine 2-4 tbsp simple syrup (you can decide how sweet you want your drink to be), coffee, milk, and ice in a glass and stir.
  4. Enjoy!

10. Cardamom Rose Iced Coffee by Ahu Eats


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of coffee, chilled
  • ⅔ cup of milk (I recommend using low or full-fat milk)
  • 2 tablespoons cardamom pods, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon rosewater
  • Ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. Make 2 cups of coffee by your favorite method. Chill until cold.
  2. Using the back of a wooden spoon or mallet, crush the cardamom pods so they split open.
  3. Add the cardamom and milk to a small saucepan and heat over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Milk should be very fragrant at this point – add the rosewater and continue to stir over the heat for another 5-10 minutes.
  5. Strain and discard the cardamom pods from the milk.
  6. Chill the milk until cold.
  7. Add ice cubes to a coffee cup. Fill the cup ⅔ of the way with coffee, then the remainder with milk.
  8. Stir and enjoy!

 

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