How to Make a Coffee Tonic

This post may contain Affiliate Links. Please read our privacy policy here.

Cold-brew tonic is made with cold brew, tonic water, and ice. We garnish it with a maraschino cherry and add a little cherry syrup to sweeten the drink. This drink is fizzy with slight citrus flavors.

I first discovered a coffee tonic when I was visiting Zurich, Switzerland with a few girlfriends. We were walking down a quaint little street, stopped into a coffee shop and my friend ordered a coffee tonic.

It sounded so interesting and I was intrigued since these coffee tonics were popular drinks over there! A coffee tonic is pretty much an iced, fizzy coffee drink that’s refreshing and has bubbles!

They’re incredibly easy to make at home too… here’s how:

Coffee tonic with a red cherry.

How to Make a Coffee Tonic

You can either make your own cold brew coffee or buy it already made at the store. If you do make it, we recommend the Toddy system. It provides a smooth, finish and it’s easy to do!

Making this cold brew drink is as easy as adding cold brew, tonic, ice and a little maraschino cherry juice into a glass. 

That’s it! An easy, fizzy coffee tonic at your fingertips. You can make this coffee tonic from the comfort of your own home. It’s a unique flavor but it’s really refreshing and the cherry adds an extra sweetness! 

Coffee tonic recipe with a cherry and filled with ice

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tonic Water?

Tonic water is a fizzy drink containing quinine. Quinine has a bitter taste and comes from the bark of the cinchona tree. It was originally created to help treat cases of malaria. It’s also what we use in our classic gin and tonic recipes.

Is coffee tonic good?

A coffee tonic is a refreshing drink that is made with cold brew and tonic water. The flavors blend together nicely and the drink has a slight fizz to it and botanical flavors. It’s surprisingly a very smooth and delicious coffee drink. You can use espresso to make this drink too.

What is a coffee and tonic called?

When coffee and tonic are paired together, it’s called a coffee tonic. A fizzy, refreshing coffee drink made with a few ingredients. You can also use espresso to make this drink as well.

Coffee tonic recipe with a red cherry on top.

More Coffee Recipes You’ll Love!

If you love trying different coffee recipes like this, then you’ll love these!

Caramel Brownie Coffee Recipe

Easy Lavender and Fig Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

6 Different Ways to Brew Coffee

Almond Joy Recipe

Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Recipe

Easy Tiramisu Floats

coffee tonic recipe with a cherry over the top on a marble table.

Looking for more? Check out 15 coffee drinks to make at home!

Let us know if you make these and what you think by leaving a comment and review below!

You can also FOLLOW US on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, and PINTEREST to see more delicious recipes, cocktails, desserts and parties!

Coffee Tonic

A simple way to make your own coffee tonic at home! Using cold brew coffee, tonic water and a little cherry syrup.
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Coffee
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 coffee
Calories: 1kcal
Author: Eden


  • 4 ounces cold brew coffee
  • 3 ounces tonic water
  • 2 tsp maraschino cherry juice


  • Fill a glass with ice.
  • Pour the tonic water and cold brew over the ice.
  • Add maraschino cherry juice into the glass and stir.
  • Garnish with a maraschino cherry.


Calories: 1kcal | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 57mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
Tried this Recipe? Tag me Today!Mention @sugarandcharm or tag us #sugarandcharm!

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating