Tonic Meets Its (New) Match

By Anna Dunn, September 1, 2015

Tonic water is a time-tested match for gin and vodka. But what about coffee? Hours before (or after) attendees hit the booze, treat them to this buzzworthy concoction. Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Portland, Oregon, is among the first to realize the quinine found in tonic water complements the flavor of coffee and espresso, making for quite a few new options in the daytime hours. “Ours is done specifically with an Ethiopian cold-brew coffee that we think works especially well with tonic,” says Diane Aylsworth, Stumptown’s director of marketing. “But any meeting planner with coffee and tonic on hand (and who doesn’t have both?) can experiment with blending and adding garnishes such as candied maraschino cherries, lemons, limes and orange peels—anything that mimics a cocktail.”

Photo credit: Stumptown Coffee Roasters

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