Recipe: Buenos Aires Ice Coffee - coffee drink

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Buenos Aires Ice coffee is a fresh, thirst-quenching, energizing and really tasty drink!

It was created by Marco a bartender of ours at the Torrefazione Ernani in Corso Buenos Aires. Given that Marco has been working for years as bartender in clubs  where he enjoyed experimenting and tasting new flavours, he seemed the most suitable person to entrust the task with!

The inspiration come from the famous Long Island Ice tea, loved and tasted at least once a little by anyone. And then the idea: removing tea and adding coffee!

I am a true lover of Long Island and I admit that I was a little skeptical, but once I tried it I fell in love and now I can no longer do without it!

The preparation is not very complex, but to get the best out of it you have to be precise in the doses, otherwise you risk that the flavors are not balanced and therefore some flavors cover the others.

But let's get to us.

To prepare a Buenos Aires Ice coffee you need:

  • Ice
  • ½ oz (i.e. about 15 milliliters) of Triple sec
  • ½ oz (i.e. about 15 milliliters) of Vodka
  • ½ oz (or about 15 milliliters) of Disaronno
  • ½ oz (or about 15 milliliters) of white rum
  • 1 long coffee
  • water
  • barley water
  • decorative lemon slice


  1. Start by taking a capacious glass.
  2. Put the ice inside and stir to cool the glass well. Then drain the water that has formed.
  3. Now spill all the alcoholic ingredients in equal parts, so Triple sec, Disaronno, White Rum and Vodka.
  4. In a separate glass prepare water and barley. According to your preferences spill more barley or more water. If you prefer sweet drinks, abound with the first, if you prefer drier drinks dilute abundantly with the second.
  5. Add the mixture you got into the glass, almost to the brim.
  6. At this point you just have to add your long coffee, mix everything and you're done!
  7. Finally add a decorative lemon slice and taste it!

Beware of the coffee you decide to use!

In this case the coffee must be bodied and intense in flavor, otherwise; if you select a more delicate one, you risk that the coffee gets lost  in the blend.

For this I recommend 3 different Ernani blends:

  • Armonia, full-bodied and creamy with an intense cocoa aroma;
  • Vivace, also this full-bodied and creamy but with more citrus and fresh notes;
  • Stretto, a really well-structured, intense, full-bodied coffee with a more spicy and bitter aromatic profile. 


As you can see, it is not difficult to recreate it, just use the right doses of all the ingredients!

And in any case, just go to our Roastery to taste one prepared in a workmanlike manner!

Martina Mazzoleni

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