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Orange Twist Cold-Brew Iced Coffee Drink Recipe | What’s Cooking

I love coffee, but I’d never tried cold-brew coffee before making this drink. So when our Restaurants Team sent this recipe, a small, dubious part of me thought, ‘Really? 12 hours to steep the grounds at room temperature? Couldn’t you just make hot coffee and chill it down? It can’t be that much better.’ Well, I tried it at home, and it is. Now I’m a cold-brew believer–the smooth-tasting result is worth the hours-long wait.

Cold brew coffee drink recipe with oranges and agave from Nordstrom | Photo by Jeff Powell.

Unlike a more conventional hot brew, the cold-brew method yields a complex concentrate with much less acidity and bitterness. Augmented with the bright, citrusy orange–an unexpectedly great combination–and a hint of sweetness from the agave nectar, this drink is simple, surprisingly flavorful and refreshing. It makes for a unique addition to a summertime brunch or cold pick-me-up on a hot afternoon.

Our Ebars, where you can find our cold brew, use a 5-1/2-gallon commercial setup. Thankfully the same company makes a more friendly home-sized version–the Toddy Cold Brew Coffee System. For optimal results, use freshly ground whole beans, like our Nordstrom House Blend Dark Roast Coffee Beans.

Cold brew coffee drink recipe with orages and agave from Nordstrom | Photo by Jeff Powell

Orange Twist Cold-Brew Iced Coffee Drink
From Nordstrom Ebar

Nordstrom House Blend Dark Roast Coffee

Ingredients (Per beverage):
9 ounces cold-brew coffee
1 1/2 teaspoons light agave nectar
Orange slices, 1/4-inch thick
Ice

How to cold brew coffee. Iced coffee with orange and agave recipe from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell.

1. Prepare cold-brew coffee concentrate according to manufacturer’s instructions (approximately 12 hours brewing time). Dilute with water for a 50/50 ratio concentrate to water.

2. Fill a 16-ounce glass with ice 1/2 inch from the top. (Nestle a halved orange slice or two amongst the ice for garnish, if desired.)

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3. Fill a martini shaker with a scoop of ice. Pour in coffee, agave nectar and two sliced orange halves.

4. Cover martini shaker and shake vigorously for 10 seconds, until well mixed and frothy. Strain into ice-filled glass. Garnish rim with an orange slice.

Cold Brew Iced Coffee Drink with Orange and Agave Nectar. Refreshing alcohol-free summer drink.

Find more recipes to try in our What’s Cooking series and Nordstrom Cookbooks. Have a favorite dish or beverage from our restaurants or cookbooks that you’d like to see featured? Let us know in the comments!

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–Jeff Powell

Cold brew coffee drink recipe with oranges and agave from Nordstrom | Photo by Jeff Powell.

Cold brew coffee drink recipe with oranges and agave from Nordstrom | Photo by Jeff Powell.