It must be the time of year or I’m just taken with all the great blogs and recipes available at a whim, but here I am again with another great recipe. Well, this isn’t just a recipe but a chilled coffee recipe, and I love it because I love coffee hot or cold. Without question, it’s pure art when you can make great coffee, and it’s a better art when you can find good coffee in a strange place. You know what I mean. You’re out and about, shopping, strolling, shopping and then bam! it hits you and you suddenly get that craving for some good coffee. Well, where’s the best place in town?  Where do the locals go? And while I personally have nothing against Tim Hortons (and all their fans) I don’t drink their coffee.  Period.

Where’s all this going?  Well I found this terrific recipe for chilled coffee that I really enjoy. Mix the ingredients together, strain and then keep it in the fridge ready for when you have a quiet moment to savour it, or keep it on the ready when you have company. It’s adaptable so you can change it up any way you like by maybe adding spices like cinnamon or dribble in some Bailey’s or Vanilla Infused Vodka if you so desire (yummy). It’s a great patio sipper on those hot summer days, but believe me when I say it’s always good no matter when you serve it up!

Here’s the recipe:

Serves 2-4

COFFEE BASE:

2/3 cups coarsely ground coffee

3 cups water

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3 tablespoons dark brown sugar

  1. Put ingredients in a quart jar and stir.
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

THE FINISHED DRINK:

milk, half and half, or cream
ice

  1. Pour the coffee base through a sieve or strainer into a bowl, then strain back into jar for easy storage.
  2. For each drink: Fill a tall glass halfway with ice. Pour in coffee until glass is about 3/4 full, and add milk/half and half/cream to taste.
  3. Die of happiness!

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