For the orange syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 8 strips orange zest
  • 1/3 cup orange juice

For the Cold Brew Coffee:

  • 2 cups ground coffee
  • 5 cups cold water
  • 4 cups soda


  • orange slices or wheels
  1. In a medium size pot, combine sugar, water and strips of orange zest. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar.
  1. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 3 minutes.
  1. Turn off heat, cover, and allow mixture to infuse and cool to room temperature; 15 minutes. Place cooled syrup into the fridge to chill completely.
  1. Place the ground coffee into a large bowl. Gradually add the cold, filtered water and slowly stir to ensure all grinds are moistened. Cover and place into the fridge to steep; for at least 12 hours.
  1. Strain the orange syrup through a fine-meshed sieve placed over a measuring cup. Discard solids.
  1. Line the same fine-meshed sieve with a coffee filter and place over a pitcher.
  1. Pour the cold brew coffee concentrate over the lined sieve. Allow the coffee to slowly drip through the sieve. Discard solids.

Stir in 1 cup of the orange syrup into the cold brew concentrate.