As part of our Brewing Around the World series with the Hungry Traveler we’ve got a nice twist for the summer season – Iced Coffee Lemonade.  A drink typically found in Portugal, Austria, and parts of France, it’s making some waves here stateside.  With the adventurous expertise of Jordan Hamons, she shares with us how to make this refreshing and caffeinated beverage that’s sure to pack some zing.

Iced Coffee Lemonade, Photo By Becca Russo

Iced Coffee Lemonade, Photo By Becca Russo

3 Quick Tips
Always use freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Use a light, fruity coffee works best, we suggest Ethiopia Sidamo or Columbia Huila
Adjust sweetness and or tartness to your preference – Jordan likes to add sparkling water but cold water works just fine

2 cups (400 grams) granulated sugar
2 cups water
3 cups cold brew coffee concentrate
2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 cups chilled sparkling water
Rum, to taste
Lots of ice cubes

In a medium saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and remove from the heat. Let cool.

In a large pitcher, stir together cold brew concentrate, lemon juice, and tonic water. Add half of the cooled sugar syrup and taste. Add some rum, if you want. Add more syrup as desired, or adjust with more sparkling water, lemon juice, or cold brew coffee.

Serve over ice with a slice of lemon.

For full recipe and the history behind Iced Coffee Lemonade, go to The Hungry Traveler’s post.



Jordan Hamons

Jordan Hamons

About Jordan Hamons,
The Hungry Traveler

As a classically-trained chef, cooking teacher, and food & travel writer, Jordan has launched her passion into a proud profession. Inspired to create dishes honest to their international roots, Jordan sources only the finest ingredients and recipes to deliver unique and multinational eats. Stirring up fond memories from her travels abroad, Jordan serves a global experience.

A seasoned traveler, Jordan has studied in Korea, China, and France and traveled extensively throughout North America, Southeast Asia, and Europe.

Jordan currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio where she has worked as a corporate chef, restaurant consultant, food and beverage branding specialist. She is always planning her next food adventure.


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Recipe Credit: Jordan Hamons
Photography Credit: Becca Russo