We recently tried an espresso tonic for the first time after seeing its feature in Food & Wine. We must say, it exceeded our expectations. We were hesitant to try this combination of coffee and tonic water, but it turned out to be a refreshing and energizing drink. The fizziness of the tonic water paired with the strong and bold flavor of espresso makes for a perfect pick-me-up drink.
To make an espresso tonic, you will need:
- 1 shot of espresso
- Tonic water
- Ice cubes
- Orange wedge
To start, prepare a shot of espresso using your preferred method. We used an espresso machine, but you can use any method that works for you. Next, fill a glass with ice cubes and pour the espresso shot over the ice. Top it off with tonic water and give it a quick stir. Squeeze orange wedge into the glass and add it as a garnish. The orange adds a citrusy note that complements the flavors of the espresso and tonic water.
We were surprised by how easy it was to make this drink, and how well the flavors worked together. The bitterness of the espresso is balanced out by the sweetness of the tonic water, and the lemon adds a refreshing and zesty twist. It’s a great way to enjoy coffee in a new and exciting way.
The best thing about this drink is that it’s completely customizable. If you prefer a sweeter drink, you can add some simple syrup to the mixture. You can also experiment with different types of tonic water to find one that suits your taste.
We highly recommend trying an espresso tonic if you’re looking for a refreshing and unique coffee-based drink. It’s perfect for a hot summer day, or as an afternoon pick-me-up. It’s easy to make, customizable, and delicious. Give it a try and see for yourself why this drink is gaining popularity in the coffee and cocktail scene.