The coffee bean: an essential ingredient to a productive day. Where would the human race be without it, the thought of a buzzless world is even too much to bare. As we start to shed winter layers we can officially claim the beginning of iced coffee season, even if we have to hold it with a gloved hand. With its rich, roasted flavor coffee is perfectly paired with our other favorite beverage, liquor. Jive on with these brilliant Iced Coffee Cocktail Recipes:

Licor 43 Coconut Coffee Cocktail
½ cup cold brew coffee
1 oz rum
1 oz Licor 43
Pinch of ground cinnamon
Splash of agave syrup
¾ oz heavy cream
1 ½ tbsp coconut cream
Cinnamon sugar mixture to rim cocktail glass

Add ice cubes to cocktail shaker. Pour in ½ cup chilled cold brew coffee, and follow with 1 oz aged rum of choice, 1 oz Licor 43, a pinch of ground cinnamon, 1 ½ tbsp of coconut cream, ¾ oz heavy cream and a splash of agave syrup. Cover cocktail shaker and shake. Lightly moisten the rim of the cocktail glass and coat in cinnamon sugar. Pour shaken cocktail. Recipe found via thelittleepicurean.com.

If you’ve already hopped on the “Cold Brew” train this year, try this blend:

Cold Brew Bourbon Cocktail
¼ oz simple syrup
2 oz bourbon
6 oz cold brew coffee
Heavy cream to serve

Combine simple syrup, bourbon and coffee in cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice and stir until mixture is thoroughly chilled. Pour into a rocks glass, and top with heavy cream to serve. Recipe found via abetterhappierstsebastian.com

And if you’re looking for something new and unique, try Imbibe’s smoky, earthy coffee cocktail recipe:

South of No North Cocktail
1 ½ oz reposado tequila
½ oz simple syrup
½ oz Cynar
1 oz. cold-brew coffee
1 fresh egg white
Garnish: 2 dashes Bittersmens Xocolatl Mole Bitters

Combine ingredients in shaker with ice, and shake. Strain into a chilled glass, and top with bitters. Recipe found via imbibemagazine.com.