5 Nitro Cold Brew Recipes That Are Perfect For Summer

Posted Date: Monday, 29 July 2019 11:31

On these hot summer days, everyone’s looking for ways to beat the heat. And, unfortunately, hot coffee usually has the opposite effect. Many professionals will instead opt for nitro cold brew to get their daily fix of caffeine. But, drinking the same cold brew coffee every day can get boring. So, we put together a few recipes to keep your summer coffee intriguing, unique, and, most importantly, deliciously caffeinated.

Before you switch up your cold brew recipe, it helps to understand the science behind nitro brews first.

What Is Nitro Cold Brew?

Nitro cold brew is one of the trendiest and most delicious coffee drinks on the market right now. This creamy, velvety, and slightly sweet coffee contains no dairy or sugar -- just coffee. A unique brewing process is required to attain this delicious balance.

For at least 12-24 hours, the coffee is brewed with cold or room temperature water. Then the cold brew is infused with nitrogen gas via a pressurized valve. The nitrogen bubbles give the coffee it’s velvety texture and creates the frothy, milky layer that sinks from top to bottom.

This delicious beverage delivers the perfect caffeine boost for any time of the day. It’s delivered through a tap system connected to a five-gallon keg, which ensures the foamy, creamy top is not disturbed.

Nitro Cold Brew Recipes

Straight nitro cold brew is an incredibly delicious and refreshing beverage. But, there are many other recipes that you have to try this summer.

Nitro Espresso

Looking for an extra caffeine boost? Then you’ve found the perfect recipe for you! This wonderful summertime drink combines nitro cold brew coffee with a shot of espresso. And if you love the smell of espresso, then you’re in luck because the nitrogen bubbles boost the aromatic qualities of the drink.

To create, combine the following ingredients in your coffee cup:

  • 2-3 fl oz fresh espresso

  • 8-12 fl oz fresh nitro cold brew

  • 0.5 fl oz simple syrup

  • Ice to chill

Be sure to stir well and serve immediately. Many people ask if they can add cream or other ingredients. Feel free to add any desired garnishes or additives.

Nitro Cold Brew Lemonade

A coffee lover’s twist on an Arnold Palmer! This nitro coffee is simultaneously sweet and tart. It’s easy to make and even easier to enjoy. After you finish this refreshing beverage, you’ll definitely want to down another.

Start out by gathering your ingredients:

  • 1-2 fl oz lemon juice (or the juice of 1 whole lemon)

  • 20-30 g simple syrup

  • 3-4 fl oz water

  • 6-7 fl oz nitro cold brew

  • Ice to chill

Start out by making your lemonade base by combining your lemon juice, syrup, and water in your cup. You should aim for a mixture that’s slightly tart and not too sweet. Taste and adjust. Once you’ve found the tart spot, add ice and top it off with the nitro cold brew. If you’re feeling adventurous, garnish the drink with some lemon zest. Serve and enjoy!

Can I add milk? What about creamer? Yes. As always, experiment and adjust to your own taste buds.

Iced Sea Salt Nitro Coffee

This unique twist on nitro cold brew takes you to the sea and back with every sip. It’s practically guaranteed to perk you up. Start your morning off right with this salty beverage.

Gather your ingredients:

  • 8-12 fl oz nitro cold brew

  • 2-3 tbsp sugar or simple syrup

  • 3 fl oz heavy whipping cream

  • ¼-½ tsp flaked sea salt

  • Ice to chill

Combine the cold brew and sugar in your cup. Whip the cream until it’s thick and frothy (don’t match thickness of whipped cream). Add the sea salt to the cream. Pour the salted cream on top of the cold brew and top with a little more salt, if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Cinnamon Sweet Nitro Cold Brew

Cinnamon not only adds another delicious flavor to the coffee, it also offers some great health benefits, even in small doses. When you try this tasty sweet drink, you might change your whole morning routine.

Add ice to a tall glass and combine the following ingredients:

  • 8-12 fl oz nitro cold brew

  • 2-3 tbsp brown sugar cinnamon

  • 1-2 fl oz milk/cream

Pour mixture over the ice. Stir the mixture together. Garnish with whipped cream and caramel syrup, if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Nitro Cold Brew Irish Coffee

Before we dive into this recipe, let’s make one thing perfectly clear: Drinking alcohol at work is definitely not the right way to impress your boss. It’s unprofessional and disruptive, and it can negatively impact your productivity. This is definitely not the right recipe for most workplaces.

However, a nitro Irish coffee can be a refreshing afternoon drink or a great breakfast beverage on the weekend. And, as long as your workplace is alcohol-friendly, then this can be a great post-lunch drink to make your alert and to boost office comradery. It’s the perfect an afternoon eye-opener, but just make sure it won’t negatively influence your work.

Add the following ingredients to a tall glass:

  • 4-6 fl oz nitro cold brew

  • 1-2 fl oz whiskey

  • 1-2 fl oz simple syrup

  • Ice to chill

Stir well. Yes, you can add cream or milk if you please. Taste and adjust the flavors if needed. Serve and enjoy! And make sure you stick to just one cup of coffee for this recipe.

Get Nitro Cold Brew Delivered With redcup

You can switch up your summer coffee with these tasty recipes right in your office! Our seasoned professionals have extensive experience in coffee brewing. We can even deliver nitro cold brew to your office on a weekly basis. Contact redcup today and start trying out some of these nitro cold brew recipes at work!