Coffee and orange juice – these two beverages have been the bedrock of breakfasts for time out of mind.
And for good reason – coffee provides that great throat-clearing, mind-waking kickstart to your day, while washing down a hearty breakfast with a sweet glass of orange juice is the perfect ending to the meal.
But at a certain point, despite the appeal of both, you just want something new. Right?
Enter the Suzette Iced Coffee.
This drink delivers a loving one-two punch of orange juice and coffee in one glass.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you need to try this the next time you make brunch.
Let’s start the tutorial!
This creamy drink will bring a gentle, tropical touch to your morning, and help you to enter the day both happy and awake.
Begin by pulling your lungo espresso. This is an iced coffee, so you’ll want to let it cool a bit before you move on to the next step.
- Once your coffee is brewed, add the coffee, mandarin syrup, and several ice cubes into your shaker.
- Shake it up!
- Set aside.
- Add orange juice and four good sized ice cubes into your blender and blend until you have a nice, thick mixture with some smaller pieces of ice still visible. Don’t over blend!
- Combine the shaken coffee mixture with the blended juice mixture in your glass.
- Add the concentrated milk and stir it up.
- And that’s it! Your Suzette Iced Coffee is ready to go.
This recipe is a light and fruity one, so it should come as no surprise that a light, fruity, and floral coffee bean is the perfect complement to the other ingredients.
These beans often come from African countries (especially Ethiopia and Kenya), or South American regions like Brazil.
Here’s a great article to help you with this and future coffee bean selections.
We officially recommend using a long shot of espresso for this one.
However, as is the case with many coffee cocktails, you can off-road a bit and experiment to your heart’s content.
Feel free to use a homemade espresso or even just a strongly brewed batch of coffee, instead!
If you’re interested in learning more about different kinds of espresso shots, as well, (including the lungo or “long shot” that is used in this recipe), you can check out a breakdown on espresso shots, their sizes, and things like tamping, coffee grounds, etc., here!
What a way to start your day! It’s cheesy and it rhymes, but it’s true!
A Suzette Iced Coffee is an incredible way to start your day, leaving you on a good note to tackle whatever might be ahead of you.
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