Many of us cannot start our mornings without a generous pour of piping hot coffee. Whether you fancy French press, have perfected the art of pour-over, or have a deep, close connection with your Keurig machine (we get it), we can all agree that coffee is an elixir of life. So why should we limit ourselves to our morning cup of coffee, afternoon cold brew, and post-dinner espresso or three? Cold brew coffee fans will love this boozy rendition. It’s ice cold, highly caffeinated, and super creamy (think velvety, like a frothy milkshake). If you’re sensitive to caffeine later in the day, simply use decaffeinated coffee to make your cold brew concentrate. Also, our shake recipe uses cold brew ice cubes to keep your cocktail from getting diluted—very important for those who like sipping outside in the summertime.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Fill ice cube tray(s) with 2 ½ cups of cold brew coffee and freeze until solid, at least 3 hours.

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  • Add frozen coffee ice cubes, remaining ½ cup cold brew, milk, Irish cream, vodka, and vanilla to a blender and process until smooth and creamy but not liquefied. To help your blender process the mixture, add in liquid ingredients first and frozen coffee last.

  • Divide slushie evenly between 4 glasses. Drizzle with optional toppings, like a sprinkle of cinnamon, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream.