Iced Coffee Lemonade is a refreshing blend of cold brew coffee and freshly squeezed lemonade. It may sound a little strange, but it’s surprisingly delicious and a perfect drink for summer!
Collective Espresso is my favorite coffee shop in Cincinnati. A few years ago, they introduced a new drink called espresso lemonade. It consisted of a shot of espresso poured into a cold glass of lemonade. It sounded bizarre, so I had to try it. The first sips were odd but the flavor grew on me and I soon realized how the combination made the perfect light and refreshing summer drink.
It turns out this seemingly strange combination is actually a classic drink in Portugal, Austria, and certain areas of France. In other parts of the world, it’s known as mazagran. The name is Algerian in origin and the legend goes that during the 1840 War, French soldiers concocted the drink while stationed at the fortress of Mazagran in Algiers, Algeria. The coffee helped them stay awake, and they added some rum to help get through the hot African nights.