Meet the coffee tonic – the fizzy iced drink you'll be cooling down with this summer 4 weeks ago

Meet the coffee tonic – the fizzy iced drink you'll be cooling down with this summer

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If you are a fan of iced lattes or frappuccinos to cool off with weather heats up, chances are you are going to love this latest chilled coffee trend – the coffee tonic.

Sounds odd? We are taking ice. Caffeine. Bubbles. And together, they form an ideal hot-weather drink — unlike anything you have ever sipped before.

And the best bit? It is pretty darn simple to make.

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The drink, which is also sometimes known as an espresso tonic,  is made most often with a double shot of espresso poured into a glass of tonic water over ice.

That's it.

And trust me – it is delicious!

A quick Pinterest search into the phenomenon also told me that food bloggers, of course, have put their own spin on the drink, with many adding a sugar syrup to sweethen it, or even adding flavours such as chocolate, raspberry, even grapefruit and lavender or chilli!

Keen on making your own? Here is a simple recipe to try:

6 oz tonic water

2 oz espresso

Ice

(Feature image via Icedcoffeerecipes.org)