How to Mix Cold Brew Concentrate

We brew our coffee strong to give you the freedom to make your own perfectly mixed premium blend coffee. So how exactly should you go about doing that? The simplest way is to mix it with a 1 to 1 ratio. Mix it with straight concentrate and water (black coffee), concentrate and your choice of milk (your usual coffee mix), or have some fun with it and add it to a mixed drink or infused in your favourite recipe.

Please explore the recipes below, and if you have any you would like to share or add please tag us in social media, or email us your story. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

The Traditionals

blackbird-cola-orange Coffee and Cola. 4oz Blackbird, 1 can Coca-Cola, fresh squeezed orange. Pour 4 oz of blackbird over ice and fill with cola.

Garnish with an orange wheel for a fresh new way to enjoy your Cold Brew!

Black cold brew coffeeBlack coffee. 4oz of coffee, 4oz water. Try making cold brew coffee ice cubes so classic ice cubes won’t dilute your drink.
cold-brew-coffee-and-almond-milkClassic. Mix 4oz of coffee with 2oz of water and 2oz of your choice of milk (milk, almond milk, soy, etc.). Add sugar if you want, and play with the ratio to get the perfect mix.
Orange juice and cold brew coffeeOrange Caffeine. Pour orange juice and sparkling water (or champagne on Sundays) in a glass with ice, then top with Blackbird for a refreshing twist.
Great for brunch, on the back patio, or a great hangover cure 😉
Espresso. 1-2oz of our concentrate straight up. Strong and bold.
Warm it up. Yes it is cold brewed, but that is just to get the low acidic and smooth taste profile. When you warm up a cup of our cold brew you will be amazed at how smooth and enjoyable it can be. Once again, mix it to your liking to get that perfect cup of coffee on a cool day.
Frappe. Mix 4oz of concentrate with 2oz of your choice of milk, a half cup of ice and blend it up! Again, try tweaking the blend to your liking, and try making cold brew ice cubes so it doesn’t get watered down as the ice melts.

Adults Only

Irish Cold BrewIrish Cold Brew. 2oz Blackbird, 2oz Guiness, 1.5oz Irish Whiskey, 3/4oz Simple Syrup, 1/2oz Cream.

Combine ingredients in a pint glass with ice, stir, then add the cream and watch it cascade down. Top with cinnamon and you’ll be thinking you’ve found a pot of gold.

coffee martiniBlackbird Martini. 2oz Vodka, 1oz Kahlua, 3oz Blackbird.

Add ingredients with ice into a shaker and shake, then strain into a martini glass.
For style points, rim the glass in coffee grounds.

Bourbon Cold Brew CocktailBlackbird Bourbon Latte. 2oz Blackbird, 1.5oz Simple Syrup, 1.5oz Bourbon, 1oz Heavy Cream.

In a shaker, add ingredients and 1 ice cube, shake until you can’t hear the ice cube anymore, pour through a strainer into coup glass, enjoy!

Caramel Coffee Martini. Blend 1/2oz Kahlua, 1 oz vodka, 2oz cold brew, add to a shaker with ice, and strain afterwards into a glass rimmed with caramel sauce with a bit of salt to taste. 
White Russian. 2oz vodka, 2oz cold brew, top with milk or cream. Make the dude proud.
The Early Riser. Mix 4oz of cold brew, 2oz of water, and 2oz of Baileys or Kahlua. This is great on the weekend or out camping with your friends and family. For best results, shake and strain over a full cup of ice.

In the Kitchen

cold brew float

This Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean scooped into our cold brew is the perfect complement to your patio lounging or post BBQ treat!

peanut butter banana milkshakePeanut Butter Banana Milkshake. Blackbird, peanut butter, almond milk, banana, whip cream.

Mix any variation and experiment with different spirits for a fun summer drink!

Tiramisu RecipeCold Brew Tiramisu 2 egg yolks, 2 1/2 tbsp sugar, 1/4 tspn vanilla extract, 1 cup mascarpone cheese, 2/3 cup heavy cream, 5-6 ladyfingers, 1/4-1/2 cup Blackbird Cold Brew, 1 1/4 raspberries (optional), cocoa powder for garnish.

1. Mix egg yolk and sugar together in a heatproof bowl. Set heatproof bowl over saucepan of simmering water. Cook and whisk until it thickens with a ribbon-like trail. Remove and let cool, then whisk in vanilla. In separate bowl beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form, then mix with the cheese.

2. Brush Blackbird Cold Brew onto lady fingers, then cut into 3-4 pieces each. Place a layer of ladyfingers in 2 glasses, add mascarpone cheese mixture and raspberries, then repeat until glass is full ending with the mascarpone cheese mixture. Sprinkle on cocoa powder, refrigerate covered for 1 hour, enjoy!

pumpkin spice latte
Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino. Blend up: 1 cup ice, 1/2 cup Blackbird, 1 1/4 cup almond milk, 1/4 cup pumpkin puree, 3 tbsp maple syrup, 1 tspn ground cinnamon, 1/4 tspn ground cloves, 1/4 ground nutmeg, and some whip cream to top it off if you have it!
Add 4-5 tablespoons of Blackbird to your favourite brownie, cake, or cupcake recipe. Not only is it easy and delicious, but it makes a good excuse for you to have dessert for breakfast.
Cold brew icing. 2 cups of sugar, 1/4 cup butter, 3-5 tablespoons Blackbird Cold Brew (to taste/strength), 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat it until smooth, eating it straight is optional.
Cold Brew Ice Cream. 2 cups heavy whipping cream, 1 (12 oz) container sweetened condensed milk, 1/2 cup chilled cold brew coffee, 1 tablespoon Kahlua. Beat ingredients together, let chill in freezer for 2-3 hours. Yes it’s that easy, yes it’s amazing.
Cold brew ice cubes. Tired of your favourite drink getting watered down in the summer heat? Use a 1:1 ratio cold brew to water in your ice tray and problem solved. This is a nice accent to drinks that may not even have cold brew or coffee in the original recipe.