How to Make Coffee with Lemon

There’s almost nothing better than lounging at home on a hot day and sipping a tall, cool glass of lemonade. But wait, what if we added coffee? Believe it or not, some enterprising French soldiers tried precisely that, and in doing so, they created the original iced coffee: Mazagran coffee.

Does the combination of coffee and lemon sound strange to you? Have no fear! The tart citrus, honey sweetness, and bold coffee pair wonderfully. This iced coffee is a perfect refreshing drink as you settle into the humid days of summer.

Read on as we guide you through what it is and how to make it.

What You’ll Need

  • 8 ounces of fresh-brewed coffee or cold brew coffee
  • 1 teaspoon honey, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice, or half of a small lemon
  • A tall glass with a 16-ounce capacity
  • A spoon for stirring

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