The Coffee Bloody Mary – An astonishingly good combination of cold brew coffee and tomato juice – think of it as a grown up energy drink for the sophisticated palate.
OK. You really are going to have to trust me here, but this combination of cold brew coffee and tomato juice rocks. I was so skeptical until I tried it, and then I was smitten at first sip.
Firstly; if you have not tried cold brew coffee before then you must – it is a completely different drink from hot coffee which has been left to get cold. Cold brew coffee is sweet, delicate and without a hint of bitterness, or acidity, perfect for the summer months. Read our guide to perfect cold brew coffee here.
When making both cold brew coffee and our cold brew tea, we always use BRITA filtered water, it really does make a massive difference, the final drink is brighter, cleaner, fresher and clearer, appreciably different from making with tap water.
But back to this cold brew coffee and tomato juice combo… It really really works. In the same way that adding some chocolate to chilli works. The tomato, coffee, sour lemon juice and sweet sugar syrup all come together to make a harmonious whole. It is the perfect brunch drink – with or without hot coffee on the side – next time we’ll be adding a cheeky shot of vodka to make a coffee powered riff on a Bloody Mary. It’s a more sophisticated version of a Red Bull or other caffeine laden energy drink.
I wish I could claim credit for this recipe, but it was concocted by the Gentlemen Baristas for BRITA for this year’s London Coffee Week. It is so good – I urge you to make it!
Wake Up Mary - a cold brew coffee twist on a spiced tomato juice
- 75 ml cold brew coffee
- 15 ml lemon juice
- 75 ml tomato juice
- 15 ml sugar syrup
- To garnish
- Celery (rosemary, black pepper)
- Make the sugar syrup with 1 part sugar to 2 parts BRITA filtered water.
- Mix the ingredients together and serve in a tall glass with lots of ice.
This would also be delicious made with our festive spiced cold brew coffee.
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