This is a play on the espresso tonic that my local coffee does in South Philly. They're super refreshing for brunch on a summer day. It plays perfectly with the bitterness of the ingredients. They are also super versatile. While I do a grapefruit and sage version, drinkers can experiment with a multitude of flavor combinations.



 2 fl oz Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 2 fl oz cold brew coffee
 6 fl oz fever tree tonic water
 1 stick grapefruit wedge for garnish
Grapefruit & Sage Syrup
 1 oz grapefruit juice
 1 oz sugar
 1 oz water
 3 sticks sage



in a cocktail shaker, add the Mr. Black, cold brew coffee, and 1 once of the syrup that you just made. Shake well until all ingredients are mixed well. It will take about 1 minute.


pour the contents in the shaker over ice in a tumbler glass.


top off the tumbler with the tonic water


garnish with a grapefruit wedge and spring of sage.

Grapefruit & Sage Syrup

make the grapefruit syrup by heating the grapefruit juice, sugar, two sprigs of sage, and water until the sugar dissolves. Let cool.

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