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Espresso Tonic Recipe

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The first time we heard about espresso tonic, it sounded like the most revolting drink imaginable. Since that day, we were in pursuit of a compelling espresso tonic recipe.

Espresso tonic is a refreshing drink that can be enjoyed any time of the day. It is perfect for those who are looking for an energizing drink that also has caffeine content.

But how do you prepare Espresso Tonic and does it improve the taste of coffee? We’re going to suggest a recipe for espresso tonic, as well as explain how to make it, what ingredients it calls for, and the steps you should follow.

Also Read: Iced Americano Recipe

What is Espresso Tonic?

Espresso Tonic is a coffee-based energy drink made of espresso, lemon, and tonic water.

tonic water and lemon slices

This drink was first served in London in 2007 at a staff party. Espresso Tonic was created to help workers stay energized and focused while working long hours. It contains caffeine from espresso beans and the stimulating effect of tonic water.

Espresso Tonics are usually served chilled in a cocktail glass with ice cubes.

How does Espresso Tonic Taste?

Espresso Tonic is a popular drink with a refreshing feel. It’s not only the caffeine content that is unique to Espresso Tonics but also the sweetness and carbonation from the tonic water. The squeezed lemon gives a citrus effect combined with the intense taste of an espresso shot.

The taste of Espresso Tonic can vary depending on what you put in it. For example, if you use sugar-free syrup or diet tonic water, it will taste less sweet than if you use regular syrup or regular tonic water.

Make Espresso Tonic at Home (Step-By-Step)

The espresso tonic is simple to make and will be a hit with your friends. If you don’t have any tonic water, you can substitute it with club soda instead.

Brewing coffee is the most important part of making an espresso tonic. If you are using a single-serving coffee maker, use one teaspoon of ground coffee per cup of water. If you are using a French press or another brewing device, use two tablespoons of ground coffee per cup of water.

Ingredients

  • Double shots of espresso
  • Lemon
  • Ginger syrup (Optional)
  • Tonic water or Club soda
  • 3-4 ice cubes

Equipment

  • Moka pot
  • A rocks glass
  • A spoon

Instructions

  1. Brew a double espresso shot with Moka pot and allow it to cool (You can use a coffee maker as well).
  2. Pour espresso shots into a rocks glass over ice cubes, then pour in 150ml of tonic water.
  3. Cut the lemon and squeeze half of the lemon into the glass.
  4. With a spoon give it a stir.
  5. Optional: add 1 tsp Ginger syrup on top for extra flavor.

Voilà! Your homemade espresso tonic is ready to drink in just 5 simple steps

Conclusion: Espresso Tonic Recipe

Espresso tonic is quite popular among espresso enthusiasts. The truth of the matter is that it’s incredibly simple to make, and we believe that once you’ve tried it, you’ll be hooked on the refreshing taste, and ritual of making your own espresso creations.

This exceptionally caffeinated beverage may be the perfect way to get your caffeine fix without resorting to coffee. We hope that you enjoy making espresso tonic, and get to know how it tastes.

Give it a try, and let us know what you think!

Espresso Tonic

Espresso tonic is a light and pleasant beverage. It's ideal for individuals wanting a stimulating cocktail that's also caffeine-rich.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: coffee tonic, energy drink, espresso drinks, espresso tonic, iced espresso drink
Servings: 1
Calories: 62kcal

Equipment

  • Moka pot (Can also use Coffee Maker)
  • Spoon
  • Rocks glass (Can also use any serving glass)

Ingredients

  • Double shots of espresso
  • 1 Lemon
  • 150 ml Tonic water (Can also use Club soda)
  • 4 Ice cubes

Instructions

  • Brew a double espresso shot with Moka pot and allow it to cool (You can use a coffee maker as well).
  • Pour espresso shots into a rocks glass over ice cubes, then pour in 150 ml of tonic water.
  • Cut the lemon and squeeze half of the lemon into the glass.
  • With a spoon give it a stir.
  • Add 1 tsp Ginger syrup on top for extra flavor (Optional.)

Notes

  • If you don't have access to espresso, cold brew will also suffice. Experiment with the cold brew to tonic water ratio, pouring most or all of it as you like.

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Camila Coleman

A blogger and coffee Nomad, who loves to explore new coffee recipes and enjoy content writing. I like to share my experience and what I have learned through my blogs, social media, and forums.

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