Mazagran Means Magnifique

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May 26, 2009

Mazagran Means Magnifique

Mazagran Means Magnifique

Legend has it that what Americans call iced coffee originated in France, and is still served there, as a glass of bubbly called mazagran. It’s an innocent combination of cold coffee and seltzer water, but ooh-la-la! A twist of lemon peel adds a bracing tang. A fantastic way to use cooled coffee that’s too good to toss.

 

Mazagran Means Magnifique Ingredients:
1 cup (8 ounces) of cooled Original Blend Coffee with one and one-half cups (12 ounces) of chilled seltzer.

Directions:
Pour over ice in low-ball glasses. Trés enchanté!
For an Italian twist, add two ounces of coffee syrup to 10 ounces of seltzer. Stir gently, pour over ice in a large tumbler, and enjoy! Chill the syrup before using—it will make the seltzer sizzle with added bubbles.

Not a seltzer fan? Add one tablespoon of sugar to cooled coffee, pour over ice, and add a jigger of rum and a splash of maraschino syrup. Mazagran, Viennese style.