I live in Boston, where it’s basically a sin to not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. But I thought this year I’d celebrate in my own (but still totally delicious) way.
How, you ask? Well since I’m guessing you’ve read the title of this post, you know already – an irish mint iced coffee. And it is so. darn. good.
Even better, it’s refreshing and spring-y. Which is perfect because yes, we’ve almost made it to spring! Well, almost.
We used to celebrate a bit differently (in college, I guess). Actually, I remember one year that we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day for much too long. Four days too long, to be exact. Those days are now few and far between. For real. I just can’t hang anymore, guys.
As you can probably see, an irish mint iced coffee is much more my speed. Plus, that means an easy morning at home, eating breakfast in pajamas with an iced coffee on the couch and a good book in hand. Speaking of which, I’m reading The Martian and it’s fantastic! I’ve already seen the movie, which is usually the opposite of how I consume my book/movie combos, but I’m still enjoying the book. Okay, now I want to be doing that instead of working. Am I right?
Anyway, we grabbed Grady’s Cold Brew at Whole Foods one morning – which if you haven’t had it, is fantastic – and voilà, this delicious irish mint iced coffee was born!
It’s easy to make and seems to be a crowd-pleaser. Well, I guess if you call T. and I a crowd. Hey, we loved it, let’s not get too technical here.
Make Your Own Irish Mint Iced Coffee
- 1 cup cold brew concentrate
- 1 cup skim milk
- 2 T. Baileys Irish Cream
- Fresh mint
- 6 sprigs of fresh mint
- 1/2 c. of sugar
- 1/2 c. of water
- Stir sugar and water over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
- Add the mint and let cool.
- Fill glasses with ice.
- Pour 1/2 c. of cold brew in each glass.
- Pour 1/2 c. of milk in each glass.
- Add Baileys and simple syrup.
- Garnish with fresh mint.
Want to step it up? Make coffee ice cubes!