• By: OLM Staff

Melitta Cold Brew recipes to share with dad

It’s that time of year again where we celebrate dads for all the great work that they do. From mowing the lawn to helping us do our taxes, dads really do it all! This Father’s Day, say thanks by making him something that he (and the rest of Canada) probably needs right about now, a strong cocktail to enjoy at the family BBQ.

Using simple, easy to buy ingredients (even during social distancing), you won’t have to break the bank to show dad how much you care. Here are a few easy-to-prepare cocktails that are sure to make your father happy. 

Melitta Cold Brew Concentrate

This recipe is the perfect pick-me up for dad. The coffee holds an extra bit of caffeine to help kick-start the day so Dad will have enough energy for work and activities! Not to mention, this is the perfect base for any cocktail!

2/3 cup (60 grams) fresh, ground Melitta coffee (we like to use Classique or Colombian)
16oz cold, fresh water

In a pitcher or jar, add 2/3 cup ground Melitta coffee to 16oz of cold water. Stir until all the grounds are moistened. Cover and let rest in the fridge for 4 hours (or longer for bolder taste).
Remove from refrigerator, uncover and stir vigorously.
Fold a Melitta #4 filter at the crimps and place in a Melitta pour-over cone.
Set cone atop an empty pitcher or jar.
Pour the coffee/water mixture into the pour-over cone.
Wait for all of the liquid coffee to filter through the cone and drip into container below. This may take up to 5 minutes.
Repeat pour-over process until all of mixture is filtered.
Keep coffee concentrate covered and chilled for up to a week.

Melitta Cold Brew Libre

Instead of serving Dad a regular rum and coke, try spicing up his cocktail with this hidden gem of an ingredient. Nothing is as rewarding as a drink after a long, hard day – especially during isolation. This is a signature go-to that Dad will have a hard time turning down.

30 ml Melitta® Cold Brew
40 ml white rum
A handful of ice cubes
1 organic lime
100 ml of cola
1-2 tbsp of sugar

Add Melitta® Cold Brew, rum  and 1-2 tbsp of sugar into a highball glass and stir. Wash the lime cut into sections. Reserve one section for the garnish. Lightly squeeze each section into the glass and add them all to the glass. Top up with cola and garnish with reserved lime section.

Cold Brew Strawberry Mojito

Whether dad is waking up at home or at the cottage, serve him the perfect pick-me-up. This summer pick-me-up is a perfect refreshment to sip on during a hot day by the pool or lazing on the porch.

30 ml Melitta® Cold Brew
5 ml strawberry syrop
Fresh mint
5 ice cubes
Soda or mineral water
Fresh strawberries, sliced

Add Melitta® Cold Brew, fresh mint leaves and strawberry syrup into a glass and lightly mull. Add the ice, some sliced strawberries (optional) and fill the glass with Soda water. Garnish with fresh mint and serve.

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