Have you ever wondered if you can drink coffee in orange juice together? Well, the answer is you absolutely can! Coffee and orange juice is an interesting and easy drink to make for your breakfast or brunch.
What is a Coffee and Orange Juice?
A coffee and orange juice is exactly what it sounds like, it’s coffee layered on top of a few ounces of orange juice. This breakfast themed drink has a bold coffee flavor that is followed by a little hint of citrus.
This, admittedly sort of weird, drink is a nice caffeine boost in the morning. And has the extra bonus of having the sweet citrus flavor mingled in. We were also quite hesitant about this drink when we first read about it. But, we do promise it’s actually quite delicious so give it a try!
A few tips quick tips to make sure that your drink is extra delicious. Resist the urge to add any milk or cream. It can curdle in the acidic orange juice. Also, make sure that the coffee is chilled or cooled off before adding since the orange juice will also be cool.
When you’re choosing a coffee for this drink, you can brew it anyway you like. It’s best to use a strong coffee when possible. We like to use store-bought cold brew espresso since it’s easy and quick.
Typically, we buy lots of pulp orange juice in this house. However, for the strength, it’s best to use a pulp free orange juice. You can squeeze your own or use store-bought.
When to Make This Drink:
This interesting and easy to make drink can be served for times like:
- before dinner drinks
- casual get togethers
Thinking about mixing this drink up a little? Here are a few possible variations:
- Give it a little light fizz. Add a splash of club soda or seltzer water to make this a light and sparkling drink.
- Sweeten it up. Everything’s better with chocolate! Add a little dash of chocolate simple syrup to give this a chocolate sweetness.
- Try a different fruit juice. Test out lemonade, grapefruit juice or another type of fruit juice to vary the flavor.
If you’re looking for other orange juice based mocktails, try these out: the sunrise mocktail or the orange mocktail. Or make a cocktail version like this amaretto and orange juice or whiskey and orange juice.
How to make this drink:
If you’ve got two minutes, then you can get this drink ready for sipping. Do keep in mind, if you are brewing your own coffee then it might take a little longer to do that.
- 4 oz Orange juice
- 2 oz of Cold espresso.
Gather up everything for this drink including orange juice, cold brew espresso, rocks glass, ice, jigger and if desired bar spoon.
If you’re brewing your own coffee, now is the time to do so. Also, if bring your own, make sure to chill it before getting started.
Grab some ice and toss it into your rocks glass. The glass should be filled about to the top.
If you don’t have a traditional rocks glass, you can really serve this in any glass you prefer.
Snatch up the orange juice. Use the jigger to measure 4 oz of orange juice and pour it into the glass.
Snatch up the cold brew. Use a jigger to measure 2 oz of cold brew. Slowly pour it into the glass on top of the orange juice.
If desired, use the bar spoon to lightly stir the drink. Don’t stir it all the way together but just enough so that it swirls a little.
Also, if you want to add a fun garnish, You can place an orange wedge on the top of the drink.
Coffee and Orange Juice
- Rocks glass
- bar spoon optional
- 4 oz Orange Juice
- 2 oz Cold Espresso
- Toss ice into your rocks glass. The glass should be filled about to the top.
- Use the jigger and measure 2 oz of cold espresso. Toss that into the glass and it will sit mostly on top of the orange juice.Note: if you need to measure in something other than ounces, you can use ¼ cup.
- If desired, take the bar spoon to stir gently.
- Use a different coffee – you can use any coffee, it doesn’t have to be espresso. But regular coffee will make for a less strong drink.
- We chose to purchase pre-made cold brew espresso. If you make your own, make sure it’s cooled before using it.
- Add a little cream – just be aware the citrus can curdle it some.
- 4 oz of orange juice is ½ cup.
- 2 oz of cold espresso is ¼ cup.