I drink coffee. Lots of it. Too much of it according to my husband. Most of the time, I drink it hot and black, maybe with a shot or two of espresso for an extra boost. When it’s warm out, though, I prefer something chilled, like iced coffee, or even better, toddy — coffee that’s cold brewed. I also believe that everything is better with bubbles, and believe it or not, I’ve found a way to combine the two.
Earlier this summer, bloggers were making a big deal about coffee with tonic water. And that’s good, but if you want something a little sweeter, I suggest trying cream soda. It’s been my go-to bubbly coffee drink since I worked for a coffee roaster a few summers ago. One painfully hot day, I started playing around with mixers, and figured cream soda might work because the flavors would mimic the cream and sugar people often put in coffee. I was right, and the result was a refreshing, slightly sweet caffeinated treat.
The proportions don’t really matter; I mix mine about one to one. While I prefer toddy, regular coffee that’s been chilled works just fine, too.