At an early morning tailgate or after a long night of holiday cheer, this cold, caffeinated beverage can get you in a jolly mood fast. Simply steep some coffee grounds in cold water the night before, then strain. Next morning, spike the cold brew with some Amaretto and Pernod, and you’ve got a slightly buzzy, biscotti-flavored iced coffee that inspires cheer.
What to buy: Pernod is a bright yellow anise-flavored liqueur that adds a distinct licorice flavor to this drink. It can be found in most liquor stores or online.
Game plan: The coffee needs to steep for at least 12 hours, so plan accordingly.
You can brew the coffee in a 32-ounce French press if you prefer. Place the ground coffee and water in the pitcher, place the plunger lid on top, but don’t press the plunger down. After the coffee grounds have steeped, gently press down on the plunger until the grounds reach the bottom of the pitcher. Then proceed with step 2 of the recipe.
For the cocktails:
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