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Latest cold brew trends in NYC

Cold brew isn't just something you drink in a plastic cup with ice anymore. Here are a few ways coffee shops and restaurants are playing with the summer staple:

As a shot

As of this past weekend, Toby's Estate is
Photo Credit: Instagram / Toby's Estate Brooklyn

As of this past weekend, Toby's Estate is now selling a 2-oz. shot of its cold brew concentrate in a bottle, so you can take it to go for whenever you need a jolt. $2.25; multiple locations, tobysestate.com

With tonic

Inspired by European cafes that serve tonic water
Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz

Inspired by European cafes that serve tonic water with a shot of espresso, Stumptown rolled out a cold brew tonic last month that mixes cold brew concentrate with Fever-Tree tonic water, topped with a Luxardo cherry. (Related: Box Kite's espresso tonic, also with Fever-Tee, and Northern Spy Food Co.'s cold brew with seltzer). $4; 30 W. Eighth St., 18 W. 29th St. (Ace Hotel), stumptowncoffee.com

On a stick

Astoria's OK Cafe's Counter Culture coffee ice pops,
Photo Credit: OK Cafe

Astoria's OK Cafe's Counter Culture coffee ice pops, made with its chicory-infused Magic 8 cold brew and sweet vanilla pudding, tend to sell out on scorching days. $4; 22-04 33rd St., Astoria, 718-440-8789, okcafeastoria.com

On tap

Cold brew has gone draft. Just a sampling
Photo Credit: Randolph Broome

Cold brew has gone draft. Just a sampling of restaurants serving cold brew on tap include:

Measure: Find Stumptown cold brew and its buzzy new nitro cold brew (that's cold brew infused with nitrogen gas to create a stout-like effect) on tap at this lounge located off the lobby of Langham Place, available to stay or to go. $6-$7; 400 Fifth Ave., 212-613-8667, measurenyc.com

Putnam's Pub: During brunch, you can also find Stumptown cold brew and nitro cold brew on draft. $3-$5.50; 419 Myrtle Ave., Clinton Hill, 347-799-2382, putnamspub.com

Randolph Broome: New for the summer, get Toby's Estate iced coffee from a beer tap (pictured) at this cocktail dive, which uses nitrogen gas so the coffee doesn't come out carbonated. $4; 349 Broome St., 646-383-3623, randolphnyc.com/broome

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