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20 Easy-to-make Coffee Drinks for the Summer
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20 Easy-to-make Coffee Drinks for the Summer

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You Don’t Have to Skip Coffee Just Because It’s Hot This Summer!

Summer’s here, and one of the best things to do during the warmer months of the year is to lie around and enjoy your favorite beverage. But if your favorite beverage is a hot cup of coffee in the morning, then you may need to mix it up a little bit.

Your standard hot cup of Joe is just not going to do it for you in the summer heat. Fortunately, you have options. Here are 20 easy-to-make coffee drinks for you to try this summer, so you don’t have to put your favorite beverage on a shelf just because it’s hot outside.

1. Cold Brew Lemonade

Just mix five ounces of cold brew with five ounces of water, a couple ounces of lemon juice, 20 or 30 grams of simple syrup and ice.

2. Coffee Soda

If you use a carbonating machine to make seltzer, then you can make coffee soda just as easily. Just fill your bottle with iced coffee (without the ice) and carbonate as normal. If you don’t have a carbonator handy, simply mix iced coffee and seltzer together.

3. Coconut and Macadamia Iced Latte

Mix 100 grams of Macadamia milk with 45 grams of coconut milk, 20 grams of simple syrup, 10 grams of vanilla extract, 40 grams of espresso and ice.

4. Espresso and Tonic

Mix together ¾ of an ounce tonic syrup, 5 ounces of soda, 40 grams of espresso, an ice cube and a grapefruit twist – that’s all you’ll need.

5. Orange Espresso

Simply combine 40 grams of espresso, a dash of orange bitters, 20 grams of simple syrup, and an orange garnish for this chilly summer drink.

6. Colada Coffee

Mix espresso, fresh pineapple, coconut sugar, coconut water, carbonated water and black cherries for a taste of the islands with your coffee.

7. Peach Sparkler

Add soda water, peach tea and ice to espresso for a refreshing summer treat.

8. Ginger Espresso

If you prefer your summer refreshment less fruity, then add ginger ale, just a spritz of lemon/lime, and ice to espresso.

9. Mint Coffee

This mouthwatering treat is simply your favorite coffee mixed with mint leaves, simple syrup, and heavy whipping cream.

10. Bloody Coffee

Although it sounds more like a Halloween drink than a summer one, this combination of cold brew coffee and Bloody Mary mix with ice is sure to hit the spot on a hot summer day.

11. Thai Coffee

Double strength brew with half and half, cardamom, and lots of sugar: sweet and strong to help power you through those summer activities.

12. Iced Cappuccino

This recipe is simple and delicious. Froth up some lightly steamed milk, pour it over ice, then pop in your espresso.

13. Iced Chai Bomb

Spice up your chai latte by tossing in a shot of espresso and pouring over ice.

14. Cold Fashioned

Combine cold brew coffee, orange bitters, cherry syrup and ice, with an orange garnish and a Maraschino cherry and you’ve got a Cold Fashioned.

15. Iced Irish Coffee

Just take your favorite Irish Coffee recipe and add ice.

16. Americano

This one is as simple as it gets when it comes to iced coffee drinks: just pour an espresso shot over iced water, and you’ve got an iced Americano.

17. Iced Horchata

Make your normal iced latte, but try it with horchata milk instead of the regular kind.

18. Sweet Morning Coffee

Take your favorite iced coffee, add honey, bitters, and then dust with a little cocoa powder.

19. Frozen Caramel Coffee

Take three ounces brewed espresso and blend with a tablespoon of caramel sauce and two tablespoons of white sugar. Pour in ¾ cup of milk and 1 ½ cups of ice. Blend until smooth and top with whipped cream.

20. Iced Café De Olla

Boil five cups of water, four cinnamon sticks, six cloves, four star anise, a quarter cup of white sugar and a quarter cup of brown sugar in a medium saucepan, stirring as you go. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and add coffee grounds. Stir, cover and let steep for five minutes. Serve over ice.

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