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.