The dog days of summer beg for a cool and refreshing drink, and life begs for coffee. The espresso tonic answers both callings, brilliantly.
The drink has humble beginnings, born at Koppi Roasters Cafe in Helsingborg, Sweden. According to Anne Lunell, one of the founders, espresso tonic was created after a staff party with leftover tonic, a little syrup, and espresso, in 2007. Upon opening the cafe, the drink Kaffe & Tonic became part of menu. For the next 10 years, the K & T was the most popular cold drink served.