No matter what’s on your to-do list there’s an easy and simple way to enjoy every little break you can manage to take. All you have to do is twist open some cold brew, pour in the bubbles and voila.
If you’re the type who loves looking forward to pouring yourself some cold brew, you should really try this Sparkling Vanilla Cold Brew, made with Starbucks® cold brew concentrate and Perrier® sparkling water. You still get the smooth flavor of cold brew that you love, but a splash of Perrier® sparkling water turns your usual coffee into an effervescent and refreshing treat, perfectly suited for those vibrant and optimistic spring days.
What’s especially nice about the Sparkling Vanilla Cold Brew is that it allows you to upgrade your coffee routine without extra effort. Anyone used to adding milk and sugar to their coffee will find that this recipe includes the same number of steps. It’s the simple yet inspired mix of ingredients, rather than a complicated process, that makes this drink special. However you pour it, you can make it smooth, delicious and perfectly yours.
What Kind of Cold Brew Should I Use?
The cold brew is obviously the centerpiece of this recipe, so you want to use a high-quality blend: A cold brew flavorful enough to shine in the recipe, but subtle enough to mix well with the other ingredients. Starbucks® Madagascar Vanilla Flavored Cold Brew Concentrate more than fits the bill.
It’s cold-steeped in Starbucks®’ custom blend of medium-roast coffee with notes of creamy vanilla, giving it a full-bodied flavor and hints of sweetness that pairs beautifully with sparkling water. Plus, the medium blend is versatile enough to enjoy on those rainy days that pop up in spring, as well as the brilliant and sunny ones we usually associate with the season.
Seltzer, Tonic or Sparkling Water?
The fizziness is what makes the Sparkling Vanilla Cold Brew such an unexpected delight. The question is how you should bring the bubbles into this drink. A trip to the grocery store will reveal just how many varieties of seltzer, tonic and sparkling water are available at the moment. For this recipe, you’ll want to go with a classic—Perrier® Original Carbonated Mineral Water.
Perrier® Original has the crisp and effervescent character that lets this recipe really sing, but there’s no artificial sweeteners and flavoring agents to distract from the Starbucks® Madagascar Vanilla Flavored Cold Brew Concentrate. That’s one benefit of using a product that was perfected more than a century ago.
Can I Use Flavored Sparkling Water?
You’re free to experiment with different combinations of cold brew and sparkling water, but much of the beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity, in the delicate interplay between the carbonation and cold brew. A teaspoon of sugar rounds out the drink, and adding, for instance, a flavored seltzer would threaten to overwhelm the palate.
Sparkling Vanilla Cold Brew
- 4 ounces Starbucks® Madagascar Vanilla Flavored Cold Brew Concentrate
- 2 ounces water
- 2 ounces Perrier® Original Carbonated Mineral Water
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Pour cold brew concentrate over ice.
- Top with water and Perrier® sparkling water.
- Stir in sugar and enjoy!