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
1 CUP OF BLACK COFFEE
FRESHLY SQUEEZED LEMON JUICE
CANE SUGAR SYRUP/ BROWN SUGAR
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).