MAZAGRAN, PORTUGUESE ICED COFFEE
MAZAGRAN - THE ICED COFFEE

 

1840 War. French colonial troops concocted this coffee drink while stationed at the fortress of Mazagran in Algiers, Algeria. The drink helped them stay awake and get through the hot African nights. In France, soldiers suggested to “cafés” to serve this beverage in tall glasses as tradition and became common to order Mazagran until 20th century. Nowadays the iced coffee is less common in both Algeria and France. The truest version to the original you can find is indeed in Portugal. 

  

 

 5 MINUTES PREPARATION

 

 ingredients

1 CUP OF BLACK COFFEE

FRESHLY SQUEEZED LEMON JUICE

ICE CUBS

CANE SUGAR SYRUP/ BROWN SUGAR

RUM (OPTIONAL)

 

 

a few notes 

Brew one cup of black coffee.

Put 4 tsp of cane sugar syrup/brown sugar at the bottom of a tall glass.

Fill the glass with ice.  Add rum (optional). 

Pour the coffee over the ice and stir. 

Add freshly squeezed lemon juice and some lemon zest (optional). 

Enjoy.