Cold brew amaretto cocktail

We need to talk about cocktails. More specifically this cold brew amaretto cocktail.

Cocktails are delicious, right? They’re a great way of mixing flavours and making drinks really interesting. There’s always time for good beers, wines and (of course) gin, but sometimes you just need a cocktail. And once you’ve come on this little adventure with me, you’ll want one of these.

My normal go-to on the cocktail front is a Negroni or a martini, but I couldn’t resist playing about with cold brew coffee in a cocktail. If you scour the internet you’ll find lots of cold brew bourbon cocktails, but bourbon and I are far from friends, so my mind went to amaretto. Oh boy was that a good idea.

Cold brew amaretto cocktail

This works on so many levels, but particularly because the flavours complement one another so well. Even people who aren’t big coffee drinkers will find this delicious.

Cold brew coffee is not nearly so harsh or as bitter as normal black coffee is. The longer brewing process makes it sweeter and gives it less harsh flavours. Mixing that with some cream and the sweet, nuttiness of the amaretto means that there’s very little jarring in the glass.

Cold brew amaretto cocktail

Most of us would probably think first of an espresso martini if we’re talking about coffee cocktails, but whilst these are delicious it seemed too obvious (and I didn’t have any Kahlua either), so amaretto was a great next shout.

So if you are in the market for a cocktail that’s like sipping your favourite dessert, then this is what you need in your life. It’s a little sweet, but not sickly so, full of flavour and something you can relax into drinking.

Cold brew amaretto cocktail
Cold brew amaretto cocktail

Cold brew amaretto cocktail

  • Author: Craig
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 Minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2 1x


This is my new go-to cocktail. It’s a brilliant pick-me-up, the taste is devine and it’s an awesome alternative to all those bourbon cocktails! Serves 2.



  • 6 parts (2 glasses) of cold brew coffee – about 150ml
  • 2 parts amaretto – about 50ml
  • 1 parts single cream – about 25ml (can also be milk/vegan alternative)
  • 2 tsp honey or simple syrup
  • Ice


Put your ice in a cocktail shaker and to it add the amaretto, honey and coffee. Let it sit for a minute or two to cool. Shake gently to combine.

Pour over ice in a rocks glass. Add in the milk.

Serve immediately.

  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cold brew cocktails

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