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Espresso Tonic Recipe

espresso tonic

Lime juice adds an extra pop of flavor to this alcohol-free highball.

In this version of the Espresso Tonic, lime syrup adds sweet depth to the drink. At Fleet, they use Fever-Tree’s Indian tonic with the fruit-forward Madcap Third Coast blend of Colombia and Yirgacheffe coffees, though Lorenzo Perkins says “if you have an especially floral coffee the Mediterranean tonic would be really fun as well.”


  • Double shot espresso
  • 3 1/2 oz. tonic water
  • 3/4 oz. lime simple syrup
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  • Lime Syrup
  • 3 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 3 1/2 oz. hot water
  • 5 oz. demerara sugar
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:Collins
  • Garnish:lime wheel


Combine the lime simple syrup and 1 double shot of espresso in a shaker. Shake with ice until chilled. Fill a Collins glass with ice and add the tonic water. Strain the espresso and lime mixture into the glass, then garnish.

Lime SyrupCombine the sugar and water. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the lime juice and refrigerate. Will keep for up to a month.

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