Lavazza is an Italian coffee, and its producer came up with this concoction — which makes an unlikely pairing of cold brew coffee concentrate and ginger ale. Let’s give it a spin!
Lavazza Coffeetail No. 51
3 parts ginger ale
2 parts cold brew coffee concentrate
2/3 part vodka
splash of Grand Marnier
splash of simple syrup
sliced lemon or orange and cucumber
fresh mint if desired
Fill a 12 oz. glass with ice. In a shaker, combine cold brew, Grand Marnier, vodka and syrup; pour over the ice. Top with ginger ale. Decorate with wheel or slices of orange and/or a lemon. Skewer cherries and cucumber wedge. Garnish with mint.
This cocktail is light and refreshing with an immediate coolness from the ginger ale fizziness and cucumber. It tastes similar to a sweetened iced tea, though the coffee notes from the espresso we used came through in the middle. While perfect for an evening of glitz and glamour (it was designed for the recent Golden Globes), it would make an equally lovely cocktail for a summertime outdoor barbecue.
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