Rye Iced Coffee [Cocktail Recipe]

Need an eye-opener? Try this mix of Basil Hayden’s rye and cold brew coffee, rounded out with a touch of absinthe and some chocolate bitters. This recipe was created on behalf of Basil Hayden’s by Frank Liotti of Freemans in New York City.


  • Absinthe
  • 2 oz. Basil Hayden’s rye
  • ½ oz. cold brew coffee
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • 2 dashes chocolate bitters
  • Garnish: ground nutmeg


Fill a rocks glass with ice and rinse with absinthe, then discard. Combine rye, coffee, simple syrup, and bitters in a mixing glass with ice and stir until cold. Strain into the rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with grated nutmeg.

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