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Best summer coffee drinks: 3 top recipes

By the Lavazza Team 2–3 minutes

With summer heat already striking, huge coffee addicted may go for one of the following summer coffee drink recipes when having it hot seems almost unbearable.

Many of us may consider the switch from hot to iced coffee as the imperative signal defining the beginning of summertime. Admitedly, nothing compares to refreshing iced coffee recipe while dealing with the hot summer sun, whether spending your time at the beach, having a barbecue or heading for an outdoor adventure with your loved ones and friends.

A few of these following summer coffee drinks recipes could be of your interest, since you are going to find a few delightful ways to cool down and chill when heat becomes too extensive.

Orange Cold Brew recipe

Maybe the combination coffee and orange juice may sound awkward at first, since it doesn’t seem to be the most guessed flavour match ever. Conversely, as you will find out the recipe we are about to presents turns out to be brilliant, and your Orange Cold Brew will taste absolutely delicious! This delightful breakfast drink will make your morning refreshing and active, adding a sip of energy with its complex and cooling flavour! Let’s see what it takes to prepare it in a few steps!

As for the ingredients, all you need are the ones we already considered:

The drink is really easy-to-make and all you have to do is filling a glass about ⅔ of the way with ice right before pouring the orange juice in. At this point, pour the coffee over the orange juice and eventually garnish with a slice of orange as the coffee sits on top of the juice, making a fancy layering.

Your Orange Cold Brew is ready! Have a taste and you will be surprised by this wonderful yet daring combination!

Iced Coffee Lemonade recipe

On a hot summer day there is only one thing that might be better than an iced lemonade: a delicious Iced Coffee Lemonade. This kind of drink is highly popular in Sweden, where it is actually called Kaffelemonad. Nevertheless, you can easily take a look at how to make it quickly at home!

The ingredients you need for this recipe are:

  • 1/2 cup of cold coffee
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of tonic water
  • ice cubes – or, even better, coffee ice cubes
  • sugar or honey (at your leisure)

Firstly, add coffee, lemon, and sugar to a jar and pour your cool coffee into a mason jar or a cocktail shaker, adding lemon juice and sugar or honey at taste. Then, shake exhaustively as it was a cocktail and next fill a tall glass at least halfway with ice. Pour in the tonic water over the ice to make your drink even tastier, before adding the coffee mixture on top and finally serve your wonderful drink immediately after adding a lemon wheel as garnish.

Any variations or tips? Let’s concentrate on coffee ! Which one is the best choice? cold-brew is not bad at all, since it tastes sweet, savoury and already chilled. Though, this recipe can be conceived as one of the tastiest summer espresso drinks: a shot or two of espresso will definitely make your Iced Coffee Lemonade more intense and aromatic. All you have to do is to experiment and find out which option suits you the most!

Iced Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato recipe

The third drink we propose seems ideal as summer begins to give way to autumn and is called Iced Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato. This delicious already fall-inspired cold coffee drink made involves espressovanilla or almond milkpumpkin pie syrup and caramel sauce.

You will need only five minutes to brew this beverage. Let’s see how! As for the ingredients, here they are:

  • Pumpkin pie syrup
  • Caramel sauce
  • Vanilla almond milk or almond milk, according to your preference
  • Two espresso shots
  • Ice

First of all, prepare your shots of coffee – equals two fluid ounces – with either an espresso machine or an instant espresso powder at your leisure. Then, fill a glass with ice just before adding 1 tablespoon of caramel sauce and 1-1/2 of tablespoons pumpkin pie syrup. Pour in vanilla almond milk and the espresso shots over top. At this point, stir and enjoy!

There’s literally nothing better during summertime than sitting outdoors on your own or in good company, with a refreshing iced coffee drink, watching the sunset and taking a minute to rest. The ones we have mentioned are just a few among the best summer coffee drinks when it comes to the several options you have while mixing coffee and ice, since it gets too warm to have it hot and you just need something cool and delightful to savour!


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