Summer Ladro Coffee Drinks

Summer brings us long days!  Who doesn’t want to enjoy a refreshing drink while taking in the warm days and cool nights?  We offer five summer Ladro coffee drinks for you to try. We’d love to see photos of your versions of these summer Ladro coffee drinks.

Siciliano (makes 2 servings)Sicilian Cocktail and Summer Ladro Coffee Drinks

2oz sweet vermouth

1 1/2oz Black Balsam or Amaro

2oz Ladro cold brew

3/4 – 1oz simple syrup

Sparkling water

Orange twist

Add vermouth, Black Balsam or Amaro, Ladro cold brew, and simple syrup to a tumbler and shake with ice. Pour evenly between 2 cocktail glasses (we used coupe glasses), top off with sparkling water, and garnish with an orange twist. You can add more simple syrup or Ladro cold brew to taste. We liked it heavy on the Ladro cold brew and light on the simple syrup.




Cold Brew Tonic (makes 1 serving)Cold Brew Tonic and Summer Ladro Coffee Drinks

1/2oz simple syrup

Pinch ground cardamom

1 serving Ladro cold brew (6oz)

Sparkling water


Stir together simple syrup, cardamom, and Ladro cold brew in the bottom of a glass. Top off with sparkling water and ice. Enjoy.






FrFrozen Mocha and Summer Ladro Coffee Drinksozen Mocha (makes 1 serving)

6 Milk ice cubes

1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tbsp simple syrup

1 serving Ladro cold brew (6oz)

Freeze whole milk in an ice cube tray.

Add milk ice cubes, cocoa powder, simple syrup, and Ladro cold brew to a blender. Blend on high about 1 minute, or until thick and frothy. Depending on your blender, you may need to stop it halfway through and stir. Pour into a tall glass and sip outside in the sun.




Maple Cream (makes 1 serving)

1/4oz maple syrup

1 serving Ladro cold brew (6oz)


Splash half & half

Stir together maple syrup and Ladro cold brew. Add ice and a splash of half & half.


Cold Brew AffogatoAffogato and Summer Ladro Coffee Drinks

1-2 scoops vanilla ice cream

2-4oz Ladro cold brew

Affogato is traditionally made by pouring hot espresso over cold gelato. Our affogato is even simpler. Crack open a bottle of Ladro cold brew and pour as much as you’d like over a scoop (or two!) of vanilla ice cream. We liked the ice cream and Ladro cold brew to be about even, but there’s certainly something to be said for making it heavy on the Ladro cold brew!

If you enjoy baking, perhaps make our Espresso Chip Cake for your guests. And for the kid in you, we also have a recipes for Coffee Popcicles and Chocolate Coffee Popsicles.

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  • […] We hope you try the Caffe Ladro cold brew coffee recipe.  For a summer sweet treat, add a drizzle or a shot of your cold brew concentrate to ice cream to make an Affogato (typically ice cream with a shot of espresso poured over). Use this recipe to make other summer coffee drinks. […]

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