I know what you’re thinking: this is insane and there’s no way coffee could ever pair well with LEMONADE out of all things. I thought the same thing at first because this truly is a crazy concept.
A couple days ago I tested out one of Honey & Roses coffee recipes over on my instagram stories. I was super intrigued when I saw they posted one for “Cold Brew Lemonade”. I genuinely was expecting it to be such a mess but spoiler alert: I loved it!
They described it as more of an “umami” flavor which I don’t think I’ve ever used that adjective to describe something before, but hey! here we are! The tanginess of the lemon with the pop of orange pairs super well to balance out the slight bitterness of the cold brew.
What you will need:
black cold brew of some kind (I made my own using a random ratio I found online)
1 orange *if you don’t have one it’s not end of the world*
sweetener of choice (I used agave)
Essentially, with this recipe you basically just make your own lemonade and then add cold brew to it: it’s that easy!
1 ½ oz (or just under 1/4 cup) of fresh lemon juice
1 tsp of orange zest or juice from a fresh orange
2-3 tsp of a sweetener of choice (or more if you prefer it on the sweeter side)
1/3 cup of water
1/2 cup of cold brew
- Mix the lemon juice, orange zest/fresh orange juice if you have it, your sweetener and water together.
- Pour over ice and add in your cold brew.
- Stir it up, top it off with a garnish and enjoy!
*tip* the lemonade to cold brew ratio can be easily adjusted so if it ends up too sweet then add in more coffee or vice versa.
Easy peasy… lemon… squeezy….okay I’m done now.
If you try this recipe let me know what you think! I have all my other socials right over here.