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Iced Coffee Lemonade

It doesn’t sound right, I know, but it works. For the life of me I can't remember how I came across this recipe, but I'm certainly glad I did. It's refreshing, tart, and fully loaded with caffeine, what more could you ask for on a hot afternoon?

Iced Coffee Lemonade 3 parts brewed coffee, chilled or at room temp. 2 parts fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 part lemon simple syrup (see below) 2 parts tonic water Ice cubes (coffee ice cubes would be ideal)

Combine all ingredients, except for the tonic water, in a glass, or a cocktail shaker, and stir or shake vigorously. Pour into a glass and top with tonic water. Stir gingerly! The tonic water will go a little crazy at this point. Enjoy.

Lemon Simple Syrup 1 cup organic cane sugar 1 cup water Zest of one medium-sized lemon

In a saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and lemon zest and place on medium heat. Stir regularly until the sugar has dissolved, then remove from heat. Let cool, then pour into a glass bottle and store in the refrigerator.

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