Food - Drink
What Is In Mazagran, The Tangy Iced Coffee Treat?
By SHAYE GLISSON
Mazagran is perhaps one of the strangest coffee drinks, far surpassing traditional iced coffee. This tangy drink was created by the French troops traveling from the tiny Algerian town of Mazagran to Paris, who, during this time, used water in their coffee instead of milk and brandy.
The mazagran quickly became part of Parisian cafe culture. The trend lasted a short time in Paris, then migrated and evolved, as other countries added their twists to the popular caffeinated beverage.
The classic mazagran, which Coffee Affection called a coffee lemonade, consists of espresso, ice, a splash of water, and fresh lemon juice. Some coffee connoisseurs add sugar, honey, and vanilla extract, while others like to add mint or rum.