Easy Kentucky Bourbon Coffee Recipe

This easy Kentucky Bourbon Coffee Recipe was sponsored by Java House Cold Brew Coffee. All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links.

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My love for coffee is quite evident, and I’m always finding various recipes and methods to enjoy it. But with all my options out there, I’d have to say that my favorite no-fuss way of incorporating coffee into my day is by using Java House® Dual-Use Liquid Coffee Pods to make up a cup of cold brew coffee, hot or cold. My mornings start off with pouring a Java House pod into my favorite mug and simply add recently boiled water or pop it into a single-serve brewer and it’s ready to enjoy. Heading into my afternoon, I usually go for a nice cold brew pod poured into a glass with ice and then top it off with cold water.

Cold Brew Over Ice

My days go much better when there’s plenty of coffee within reach!

Thankfully, these Java House® Dual-Use Liquid Coffee Pods are quick and convenient, with little effort for me to grab a perfectly cold-brewed cup of coffee, hot or cold.

Java House Sumatran Pods
You might be curious as to what the difference is between cold brew and traditional brewed coffee is, or if it’s over ice, then isn’t this simply iced coffee?

First of all, cold brew takes hours to make, 12 or more hours, whereas the traditional method only takes minutes. The difference in the taste is what sets these two methods apart. Cold brewed coffee is more balanced, smooth tasting and has less acidity than what you’ll find in a cup of traditionally brewed coffee. And no, cold brew is not iced coffee.

Iced coffee is simply traditional coffee over ice, which eventually dilutes the coffee to leave you with a wimpy cup of bitter joe. Cold brew is intense, steeped in cold water for many hours using coarse coffee grounds leaving you with a smooth cold brew coffee with all its rich chocolate and caramel notes of glory.

Cold Brew over ice with rock sugar
You can find Java House® Dual-Use Liquid Coffee Pods at your local Walmart, Target, Amazon, or you can check javahouse.com to find a store near you and to learn more about their other flavors that you can enjoy such as Ethiopian, Colombian or Decaf. My personal favorite is the Sumatran, a dark roast with a depth of flavor, and the flavor that I used in my (not) Irish Coffee recipe that has a more of a Kentucky theme to it. Yes to bourbon and coffee!

Some days it’s nice to up the ante somewhat and enjoy some coffee cocktails, and bourbon in coffee surely hits the spot in this Kentucky bourbon coffee recipe! I like to serve it over ice and add in cream with a hint of vanilla, which makes it perfectly balanced and seriously yummy.

Bourbon Cold Brew Coffee Cocktail


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Easy Kentucky Bourbon Coffee Recipe

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

An easy to make, creamy and smooth Kentuky bourbon recipe, perfect to enjoy with friends and family.


  • 1 Java House Cold Brew dual-use pods, I used Sumatran
  • 8 ounces cold water
  • 1 ounce Kentucky Bourbon
  • 1 ounce Kahlua liquor, optional
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 ounces cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons simple syrup or to taste, optional


  1. In a measuring cup or 2 cup container, mix together the coffee liquid pod, cold water, bourbon, and Kahlua, set aside. 
  2. In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix together the cream, vanilla, and simple syrup, set aside.
  3. In 2 glasses, add 1/2 cup of ice into each glass, then divide the coffee mixture between them, then divide the sweetened cream between the glasses, and serve.



If you prefer, you can substitute the cream, vanilla, and simple syrup for your favorite vanilla creamer.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

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