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  3. Orange Espresso Tonic Recipe

I first tried a version of this orange espresso tonic drink on a recent trip. I’ll be honest: I was apprehensive. But the idea of mixing tonic and espresso sounded so unique that I couldn’t resist. Lo and behold, I fell in love with the combination!

The key, though, is the tonic. Tonic water is a slightly bitter, carbonated drink that is slightly sweetened. And the reason it works with espresso is that it balances out the boldness of espresso while adding just the right amount of sweetness.

Traditionally, espresso tonics have a citrus twist. This recipe uses a squeeze of orange juice. The mixture may be something new for you, but if you like espresso drinks, this may be your new favorite.

Large glass filled with dark colored espresso tonic sitting on white countertop with orange slices all around with coffee machine in background.

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Orange Espresso Tonic

5 from 5 votes
It may seem like an odd combination, but espresso and tonic work so well together. Whether it's the middle of summer or winter, this iced drink is sure to be refreshing. And with a squeeze of orange, this espresso tonic gets a citrus twist!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving


  • 2 shots espresso
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup tonic water


  • Fill a glass with ice and squeeze the fresh orange juice on top.
    1 cup ice, 1 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • Pour the tonic water over the ice.
    1 cup tonic water
  • Add the espresso and garnish with an orange wedge and serve.
    2 shots espresso


Serving: 1servingCalories: 95kcal
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Mixing

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