Gin tonic is the favourite cocktail for many. By adding Yirgacheffe to the mix a refreshing and surprising cocktail arises. The Yirgacheffe gin and tonic with mango is something you absolutely have to try. Yirgacheffe is a fruity and complex coffee that is well appreciated by the specialty coffee lover. The Yirgacheffe bean is named after a world-famous coffee region in Ethiopia. The coffee grows at an altitude between 1850 and 2000 meters. Yirgacheffe belongs to the Mixed Heirloom variety. The Yirgacheffe is an unwashed coffee, with part of the pulp still attached to the bean while drying. The coffee has a very pronounced fruity character. Giving it a very good taste, combined with fruit. So, we are keen to do in this recipe! The mango and lemon leaves make this special gin and tonic perfect! Don’t feel like consuming alcohol? You can also make a delicious mocktail variation! Without further ado, this is how you can make a Yirgacheffe gin and tonic with mango and lemon yourself!  Also, check out our other recipes here

What do you need?

For the mocktail:

  • 200ml of tonic
  • 50ml of Yirgacheffe
  • Slices of mango
  • Lemon leaves
  • Ice cubes

For the cocktail:

  • 50 ml Gin

How to make this Gin tonic?

Step 1: Pour the tonic and Yirgacheffe in a glass with ice cubes

Step 2: Cut a couple of slices of the mango and add these, together with the lemon leaves, to the coffee

Step 3: For the alcoholic cocktail, add gin to the mix.

Gin and tonic

Gin is made with juniper. Additionally, “botanicals” are added to the mix, such as: licorice, coriander, angelica and cinnamon. Every gin has its own composition and taste. Gin itself however, is rarely drunk pure. The combination with tonic is the most popular. Gin and tonic is a mix that people have been drinking for centuries. The combination with Yirgacheffe provides a refreshing twist!