Java Good Night

[Photo: Lizz Schumer]

This smooth rum-laced take on Thai iced coffee from Jeff Bell of PDT in Manhattan is made with Blue Bottle's New Orleans-style cold brew coffee. You can buy the chicory-flavored cold brew from Blue Bottle or make your own with their instructions.

About the Author: Lizz Schumer is the author of Buffalo Steel and the editor of The Springville Journal, located near Buffalo, N.Y. She can be found at or followed @eschumer.

Java Good Night

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:mixing glass, stirrer, jigger, pilsner glass, muddler
This recipe appears in: Spiked Coffee Goes Pro: 6 Fantastic Coffee Cocktail Recipes


  • 2 mint leaves
  • 2 ounces Blue Bottle New Orleans-style cold brew coffee
  • 1 1/2 ounces Banks Golden Age Rum
  • 1/2 ounce Longevity sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 ounce Carnation evaporated milk
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • Garnish: mint sprig


  1. 1

    Lightly muddle mint leaves in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add cold brew coffee, rum, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and bitters and fill with ice. Stir until well chilled, about 20 seconds.

  2. 2

    Strain into a tall glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprig and serve.


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