These 3 Refreshing Summer Coffee Recipes Are A Must-try!

*This is a collaborative guest post

For a lot of people, a mug of coffee is the first thing they like to have in the morning. But, with the summers in town, a piping hot cup of coffee can be a nightmare!

When summer knocks on our doors, most people tend to put away their warm and soothing cups of coffee to look for an alternative that is refreshing and cold. However, what we often forget is that roasted coffee beans are quite versatile and can be used in a number of ways. Cold coffee varieties are an excellent way to feel rejuvenated and recharged amidst the summer heat. Moreover, you can also include them as a drink in get-togethers by pouring your recipe into stylish Irish coffee glasses, filling them with crushed ice, and pairing them with light snacks.

Here are some summer-friendly coffee beverages you should try:

1. Classic Cold Brew

Cold brew is prepared by steeping coffee grounds in cold water for 12 to 24 hours. The resulting brew has lower acidity and bitterness than iced coffee. It is popular for its delicate nutty undertones and smooth coffee flavour due to its slow infusion pull.

Here’s how to make it:

  • The 1/4 cup coffee to 1 cup water ratio makes the cold brew taste absolutely refreshing and delicious.
  • Combine half a pound of ground coffee with 6 cups of cold water in a large container. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Once the mix settles, add the remaining grounds of coffee along with 3 cups of cold water.
  • Ensuring all coffee grounds are wet, cover and let the coffee steep for 8 to 12 hours in the fridge.

2. Coffee Lemonade

Coffee lemonades are a must-have summer drink if you are looking to feel recharged without feeling heavy. The combination will take you by surprise as the collision of citrus notes with the power of caffeine is sure to raise eyebrows.

Here’s how to make it:

  • Combine cold brew coffee, orange juice, and freshly cut lemon squeezed in a container.
  • Stir the mix well and add a drizzle of honey to add a note of sweetness to the mixture. Use granulated sugar if you do not prefer honey.
  • Pour the mixture into a tall glass filled with ice. You can top it with mint leaves for a herby twist.

3. Iced Irish Coffee

Irish coffee is known for its deep flavours and a gentle nudge of booze. To ensure you have the best base flavour of Irish coffee, use brands like Jameson’s Irish whiskey to add a dense yet rejuvenating flavour profile.

Here’s how to make it:

  • It is best to make this recipe using a cocktail shaker to ensure consistency in texture and flavour.
  • In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine coffee, whisky and syrup.
  • Shake the container thoroughly for about 30-40 seconds.
  • Empty the mix in an Irish coffee glass of your choice.
  • You can add light foamy cream. Avoid ice cream as it can dilute the flavours.

Lip-Smacking And Energizing Coffee Recipes

While the caffeine present in coffee gently stirs our senses, the sweltering summer heat can make it challenging to enjoy a warm cup of this beverage. These recipes are a must-try for such cases as they remove the warmth and replace it with revitalising and reviving coldness that can be enjoyed any day. Make sure to add coffee in moderation, as excessive amounts of caffeine can disrupt the sleep cycle.


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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