Swedish Ice Coffee
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Swedish Ice Coffee
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The Swedish Ice Coffee is a robust, spirit-forward cocktail that features an intriguing blend of brandy, coffee liqueur, vodka, and Cointreau, all topped off with a splash of cola. Served ... more The Swedish Ice Coffee is a robust, spirit-forward cocktail that features an intriguing blend of brandy, coffee liqueur, vodka, and Cointreau, all topped off with a splash of cola. Served in a highball glass, this beverage offers a complex mosaic of flavors, combining the rich, warm notes of brandy and the sweet, deep tones of coffee liqueur with the citrusy zing of Cointreau. The addition of vodka provides a clean kick, while the cola introduces a refreshing fizz and a touch of sweetness that balances the strong alcohols. The result is a unique twist on a caffeinated drink that, despite its name, is more alcoholic in nature than your traditional coffee, delivering a multifaceted gustatory experience.
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Brandy
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry, pineapple
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26.67% | 5.6 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Swedish Ice Coffee

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the vodka, Kahlúa, Cointreau and brandy with ice to a cocktail shaker and shake well
Strain into a highball glass and top up with the coke
Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a cherry and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly combine the ingredients for a Swedish Ice Coffee?

To prepare a Swedish Ice Coffee, first chill a highball glass. Then, in a shaker filled with ice, combine 40ml of brandy, 40ml of coffee liqueur, 40ml of vodka, and 40ml of Cointreau. Shake well, not stirred, to ensure the mixture is cold and well-combined. Strain the mixture into the chilled glass, and gently top it off with 50ml of cola. This method ensures a cold, refreshing cocktail with a well-balanced flavor.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Swedish Ice Coffee compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of approximately 26.67%, Swedish Ice Coffee falls into the higher strength category of cocktails. Classic cocktails like the Margarita or the Daiquiri typically have an alcohol content ranging from 15% to 20%. Therefore, this cocktail is stronger than many classics, making it ideal for those who prefer a drink with a bit more potency.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Swedish Ice Coffee?

The best way to serve a Swedish Ice Coffee is in a chilled highball glass to keep the cocktail as cold as possible for an extended period. Given its unique combination of flavors from the coffee liqueur, brandy, vodka, Cointreau, and cola, serving it cold enhances its refreshing quality. Garnishing with a twist of orange or a few coffee beans can add an aromatic appeal to the drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in a Swedish Ice Coffee if I don't have them all?

Yes, you can make substitutions in a Swedish Ice Coffee while ensuring the cocktail remains delicious. If you don't have coffee liqueur, you could use a strong cold brew coffee with a teaspoon of sugar. Instead of Cointreau, any orange-flavored liqueur, or even a splash of orange juice with a pinch of sugar, can work. These substitutions will slightly alter the taste but should maintain the spirit of the original cocktail.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Is the Swedish Ice Coffee suitable for individuals with certain dietary restrictions?

The Swedish Ice Coffee, as described, is not suitable for individuals avoiding alcohol for health, religious, or personal reasons. However, it doesn't contain any nuts, dairy, or gluten, making it appropriate for those with allergies to these ingredients. For anyone concerned about sugar intake, it's worth noting that this cocktail does contain liqueurs and cola, which are high in sugar. Always consult the specific ingredients for any additional dietary concerns.

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