This Cold Brew Martini Recipe Is Perfect for Spring in Delaware

Made with local cold brew from Scout Cafe, this peanut butter and banana cold brew martini is sure to hit the spot.

Whether with brunch or for a nightcap, a cold brew martini is a refreshing and energizing cocktail option for spring. The espresso martini’s simpler cousin, the cold brew martini requires no fresh espresso. That means no grinding down espresso beans, no fancy espresso machine and very little skill is required! Just pull the ingredients out of the refrigerator and get to work.

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The most important part of a great cold brew martini is a high-quality cold brew coffee. For this recipe, we start with cold brew from Wilmington’s Scout Cafe.

“Our cold brew is the perfect drink! With fairly strong caffeine levels, you are sure to taste the perfect blend of dark chocolate, some green tea and a subtle undertone of dried fruit,” explains Scout Cafe’s owner, Nick Qaabar. “It is a brilliant drink on its own or as a base for other coffee drinks or cocktails”

Equally important in a cold brew martini is a good long shake! Don’t underestimate the importance of the shaking step. It’s important to whip up the ingredients to get the essential layer of foam on top.

The spin that makes this cocktail truly special (and a great crowd-pleaser) is the addition of peanut butter and banana. Whether in a smoothie, on toast or in a sandwich, peanut butter and banana is a beloved and nostalgic flavor combination that pairs surprisingly well with coffee. Rich bold notes from Scout Cafe cold brew play perfectly with the sweet flavors of peanut butter whiskey and banana liqueur for a unique and unexpected spin on the classic cocktail.

Top It Off

For garnish, feel free to customize to suit your tastes. We used banana chips for an aromatic addition. You can go the traditional route with a few espresso beans floating on top, or replace them with peanuts to accentuate the nutty flavors of the cocktail.

If you really want to impress your cocktail guests, add a brûléed banana slice to the top. Just slice a banana and sprinkle on some sugar. Torch it to melt the sugar, then gently place it on top of the cocktail foam for a sweet treat.

Peanut Butter & Banana Cold Brew Martini

Course: DrinksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Total time

5

minutes

This peanut butter and banana cold brew martini is an ideal drink for a warm day in Delaware.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz peanut butter whiskey

  • 1.5 oz banana liqueur

  • .5 oz coffee liqueur

  • 3 oz Scout Cafe cold brew (or your choice of cold brew)

Directions

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add the peanut butter whiskey, banana liqueur, coffee liqueur and cold brew to the shaker.
  • Shake vigorously for at least 45 seconds (this is important if you want the foamy top!).
  • Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass. Carefully place two banana chips (or garnish of your choice) on top of the foam.

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