SB Nation headquarters hosted our annual NFL meetings last week — an event during which the greatest football minds of the era gathered in a room to brainstorm the upcoming NFL season. However, our biggest “Eureka!” moment had nothing to do with football.
Already thought @38Godfrey was pretty cool but he just introduced me to cold brew + coconut la croix and now we've reached God status— Dayana Sarkisova (@dsarkisova) June 9, 2017
Steven Godfrey — The Most Interesting Man of SB Nation — introduced us to the magical combination that is cold brew coffee mixed with coconut La Croix.
Let’s pause a moment. This is unbearably precious: A group of young-ish people (millennials AND Gen Y, for the record) at a digital media start-up writing an off-the-cuff trend piece about a beverage made from two drinks that have already gotten their own precious trend pieces. And then, just to differentiate from nitro cold brew and kick the internet’s shins a little, we are recommending using coconut La Croix, which even hardcore La Croix enthusiasts dismiss as tasting like sunscreen.
You are likely experiencing one of two reactions right now: intrigue, or disgust. SB Nation was split between the two, but one by one, people have been converted to believers.
wait i'm sorry you're MIXING ICED COFFEE AND SELTZER?— Charlotte Wilder (@TheWilderThings) June 9, 2017
The recipe is simple: Glass, ice, 50 percent cold brew, 50 percent cold, coconut-flavored La Croix. The addition of coconut essence both complements and dilutes the strong flavor of black coffee, without being over-tropical in taste.
The ratio can very much be adjusted to personal preference, as well. SB Nation’s Spencer Hall took creative liberty with a nod toward the traditional recipe:
@TheWilderThings okay so I added lime juice and simple syrup and it is now INCREDIBLE— UK POLITICS EXPERT (@edsbs) June 10, 2017
You’re skeptical. You deserve to be skeptical. You’ve been burned by internet A-holes telling you what to consume too often. But we promise: We’re not trying to start a big argument by recommending the drink equivalent of, like, Hawaiian pizza with sardines.
Cold brew & coconut La Croix is a bright, refreshing twist on your summertime caffeine fix, as well as the first known recommendation to drink coconut La Croix. We’d say “trust us!” — but that’s what the New York Times said about putting peas in your guacamole. So maybe just give it a try? We think it’s good, and we want you to enjoy it, too.