In addition to my morning cup of Joe, I really like a mid-afternoon coffee. However, it is hard to fathom drinking a hot cup of coffee in the hottest part of the day during the summer in Florida. So, I usually prepare cold brew over the weekend to have for the upcoming week.
I found myself wanting coffee this Sunday afternoon, but I had no cold brew ready to consume. Although I was tempted to go get coffee from one of our many excellent local coffee shops, I really didn’t want to go anywhere. I decided to mix things up a little and make a coffee and tonic instead.
Coffee and Tonic may seem like an odd combination, but the result is light and refreshing. Perfect for a hot afternoon in late summer. It is also very easy to make:
Pack a pint glass full of ice. Pour 3 ounces of freshly brewed, hot coffee over the ice. For this recipe, I suggest a brighter coffee with citrus notes. Top off the coffee off with 4 ounces of tonic water. Add 2 or 3 dashes of bitters and stir with a spoon. I used orange bitters, but you can use whatever bitters you prefer.