Kyle Hamlin, a barista for Jubala Coffee, has created the perfect tonic for chilling at home.
by Melissa Howsam
Kyle Hamlin, Barista at Jubala Coffee
“When it starts getting warm out, I love to make a refreshing and straightforward Coffee Tonic. The bright carbonation from the tonic mixes with the sweet, acidic flavor of the coffee to create a beautifully cohesive drink that’s perfect when summer hits. You can use espresso or cold brew for the coffee, both taste great. I make my own tonic (it’s made with a mixture of cinchona bark, juniper, cardamom and allspice—which is why it looks yellow), but any high-quality tonic water from the store should do just fine!”
How to make it
Pour 5 ounces of tonic water over ice. Top with 1 ounce cold brew concentrate (or 1 shot of espresso) and lemon peel to garnish.