Refresh With Icy Coffee Cocktails

When you need your caffeine fix during the sweltering summer months, forgo that hot cup of coffee and best the heat with a cool and refreshing drink. You can sip the usual iced or blended coffees or you can make these popular pick-me-ups even better by turning them into icy coffee cocktails. Here's how.

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Amaretto Coffee Cocktail

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients:
4 cups brewed coffee, room temperature or chilled
2 cups milk or light cream
1/4 cup Amaretto liqueur
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Whipped cream for garnish

Directions:
1. Per serving, combine coffee with milk, Amaretto, vanilla and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well until slightly frothy.

2. Strain mixture into a chilled martini glass and top with whipped cream.

Iced Kahlua and Coffee

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients:
6 cups brewed coffee, room temperature or chilled
4 to 6 tablespoons sugar
2 cups milk
6 ounces Kahlua liqueur
Mint sprigs for garnish

Directions:
1. Combine coffee with sugar, milk, Kahlua and ice in a blender. Blend until creamy.

2. To serve, divide blended coffee into 4 to 6 glasses and garnish each with a mint sprig.

Rum and Coffee

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients:
4 cups brewed coffee, room temperature or chilled
6 ounces white rum
2 ounces dark rum
4 to 5 tablespoons sugar
Whipped cream for garnish

Directions:
1. Per serving, combine coffee, rum, sugar and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well until combined.

2. Strain mixture into a highball glass and top with whipped cream.

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Orm Bunthoeun November 23, 2009 | 3:51 AM

helle My name is Orm Buntheoun.

Orm Bunthoeun November 23, 2009 | 3:49 AM

I would like the making of coffee and study about coffee. Because I study the Hotel ( F & Bs )at pour un Sourire d'Enfant.

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