5 Cold Brew recipes to enjoy your summer

May 07, 2023 4 min read

5 recettes à base de Cold Brew pour bien profiter de ton été - Café Barista

With the return of our Cold Brew blend you're wondering how to get the most out of this coffee this summer? No worries! We've got you covered with our top 5 Cold Brew recipes! We have a dedicated blog post for the recipe for the cold brew concentrate used throughout this blog.

1- Cold Brew Tonic

Cold Brew Tonic

This is a classic at our coffee shop, we show you how to make this quick and easy summer mocktail recipe at home. Poolside or after a long bike ride, this is the drink for you!


  • Ice cubes.

  • Cold Brew concentrate, the amount varies depending on the size of the glass used.

  • A 300ml can of tonic.

  • (Optional) One orange, lime, or lemon peel.


  • Fill a glass with ice.

  • Pour the tonic of your choice up to 2/3 of the glass.

  • Pour the Cold Brew concentrate to complete the last third of the glass.

  • (Optional) Add the peel of the citrus fruit of your choice.


2- Cold brew with lemonade

Cold Brew limonade

At first glance, you might not think to pair these two drinks together, but lemonade and cold brew make a great duo for a summer afternoon, a drink with friends in the sun, or to energize yourself after a night out!


  • Ice cubes

  • Cold Brew concentrate, the quantity varies according to the size of the glass used.

  • A 300ml can of tonic.

  • Market or homemade lemonade depending on what's in the fridge.

  • (Optional) Freshly sliced lemon


  • Fill a glass with ice

  • Pour the tonic up to a third of the way down the glass.

  • Pour lemonade up to the second third.

  • Pour cold brew concentrate to fill the last third of the glass.

  • (Optional) Add a few small slices of lemon.

3- Old-fashioned with Cold Brew

    Old-Fashioned Cold Brew

    Old-fashioned cocktail lovers, add a dose of caffeine to this mythical cocktail to discover a completely different side. This version will quickly become your favorite!



    • 2 oz of whiskey or bourbon

    • 1 oz. Cold Brew concentrate + ½ oz. cold brew coffee syrup*

    • Ice cubes

    • (Optional) Add an orange peel or slice


    • Place all ingredients in a shaker with plenty of ice.

    • Shake for 5 seconds.

    • Put ice in an old-fashioned (short and wide) glass (or, even better, a huge ice cube), then pour the coffee mixture over it, holding back the ice. You can use a mixologist filter to help with this step.

    • (Optional) Garnish with an orange peel or slice.

    * To make cold brew coffee syrup, use 500ml of cold brew coffee and 500g of sugar (1 part water to 1 part sugar). Boil the cold brewed coffee. Add the sugar and let it melt. Cool completely.



    4- Cold Sour Cocktail with Cold Brew

      If you like fruity cocktails with a hint of sweetness, you'll love the Cold Sour from the very creative chef Marjorie Maltais! Made with our Cold Brew blend, it's refreshing, simple to make, and surprises us with the spicy twist of the chili rim!

      Step 1 - the coffee


      • 2 tbsp. tamarind paste

      • 2 to 3 tbsp. maple syrup

      • 4 oz of plant-based milk

      • 2 oz cold brew coffee

      • Ice


      • Prepare a quantity of cold brew in advance. Set aside for the cocktail assembly.

      • In a small pitcher or mason jar, combine tamarind, syrup, and milk.

      Step 2 - Chilli Rim


      • 2 tbsp. sugar

      • 1 tsp of chili pepper (Gorria, Alep, Korean, or Espelette)

      • 1 tbsp. extra fine lemon or lime zest

      • 2 tbsp. sugar

      • 1 tbsp. TAJIN seasoning


      • Combine rim ingredients.

      • Place the mixture in a small bowl large enough to catch the outline of the glass in which the cocktail will be drunk.

      Step 3 - Assemble the cocktail.


      • Moisten the rim of the glass with a citrus wedge.

      • Turn into the bowl containing the chili rim.

      • Twist to garnish the rim of the glass.

      • Add ice to 1⁄2 of the glass.

      • Pour in the tamarind mixture.

      • To finish, add the 2 oz of Cold Brew. Enjoy your drink!

      5- Cold Brew "Popsicles" with Cream and Maple

      From the very first bite, these popsicles have the delicious taste of cold brew, the sweetness of maple, and the creamy smoothness of cream. It only takes a few steps to enjoy these delicious Cold Brew popsicles and we're sharing them with you here!


      For 4 popsicles

      Cold brew concentrate

      • 225g of your favorite Cold Brew blend

      • 1 L of water at room temperature

      • 1 airtight glass container or 1 coffee maker

      Cold Brew Popsicles

      • 125ml (½ cup) 35% heavy cream

      • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

      • 30ml (2 tbsp.) maple syrup (or more, to taste)

      • 125ml (½ cup) cold brew coffee concentrate

      • 125ml (½ cup) cold water

      • 30ml (2 tablespoons) small dark or milk chocolate chips

      • 4 wooden sticks, if the mold does not contain its own popsicle holders


      Prepare the cold brew coffee:

      You can find all the steps to prepare your cold brew coffee right here!

      Prepare the cold brew popsicles:

      • Combine the cream, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.

      • Add half of this mixture (about ¼ cup) to fill the bottom of 4 popsicle molds (about ½ inch)

      • Freeze until the cream mixture is solidified (a few hours).

      • Combine cold brew coffee concentrate, cold water, and remaining cream mixture (about 1/4 cup).

      • Add a few chocolate chips to each pan.

      • Pour the coffee mixture into each pan. Insert a stick into each pan.

      • Freeze the popsicles until they are well frozen.

      Enjoy them in the sunshine outside!

      For more cold brew cocktail recipes visit the recipe section of our blog!

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