Two of the world’s biggest liquid lifesavers—coffee and wine—have officially joined forces. When beverage brand Cafe Agave launched Spiked Cold Brew last fall, it wasn’t the first boozy java on the market. But what sets it apart is what it gets mixed with. “It’s the only coffee cocktail that is wine-based and 12.5 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), as opposed to beverages made with spirits or malt,” says Ami-Lynn Bakshi, the brand’s cofounder. That’s about the same punch as a standard glass of vino.
The cans also feature a Colombian dark roast (equal to a half cup of coffee), dairy cream, and agave and are available in flavors like Salted Caramel and Vanilla Cinnamon. “We always start a night out with a cup of coffee,” says Bakshi about the drink’s genesis. “It’s about a lifestyle. People are on the go 2 4 /7.” Just maybe don’t start the morning that way, m’kay?